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City Life

State Liquor Police Have Visited Philly Area Bars More Than 5,000 Times In July

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Pennsylvania State Police Liquor Control Enforcement Officers […]

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Foobooz

Philly Is the Worst City in Which to Open a Restaurant

This piece is one part of our How Philly Stacks Up article. Read more ways Philly has been ranked as the best, the worst, and […]

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Foobooz

Lansdowne Is No Longer a Dry Town

Thanks to a referendum approved by Lansdowne voters in yesterday’s election, restaurants in the Delaware County borough will be able to sell alcohol in the […]

City Life

Neighbors Want This Philly Bar Shut Down Now

Plenty of bars in Philadelphia have bouncers. But not very many have armed security guards wearing bulletproof vests. During the day.

Foobooz

If This Bill Passes, Privately-Owned Liquor Stores Could Finally Be a Thing in Philly

Less than a year ago, Governor Tom Wolf signed a pretty big-deal liquor reform bill allowing grocery stores, restaurants and hotels that already sold beer […]

City Life

Yes, You Will Soon Buy Wine at Grocery Stores

It’s official. Governor Tom Wolf signed a historic PA liquor reform bill Wednesday afternoon that will make wine more easily accessible: Soon you’ll be able to […]

Citified

The Brief: This Is Why Your Artisanal Cocktail Costs $13

1. The cost of liquor licenses in Philadelphia is skyrocketing. The gist: Michael Klein reports for Philly.com that the price of a liquor license in […]

City

Pa. Senator: I’ll Introduce New Liquor Privatization Bill

Scott Wagner, who last year won a special election to the Pennsylvania Senate as a write-in candidate, is attempting to do what many politicians have tried […]

City Life

PA House Passes Liquor Privatization, 114-87

The Pennsylvania House passed a bill Thursday to privatize the state-run liquor system by a vote of 114-87. Here’s how the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board would be […]

City Life

PLCB Pays State a Half-Billion Dollars

Here’s the best reason for leaving Pennsylvania’s liquor sales in the hands of the state: Selling booze makes a lot of money for Harrisburg’s bank […]

City Life

State May Raise Liquor Prices

AP reports the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board might raise the markup on booze in state stores from 30 percent to 35 percent. The 30 percent take […]

City Life

Pennsylvania Senate to Discuss Liquor Law Reform This Week

KYW 1060’s Tony Romeo reports Republican leaders in the Pennsylvania Senate will attempt again to pass an overhaul of the state’s liquor laws. As every […]