The political coalition against privatization includes more than just allies of the union. For example, it also includes representatives of rural areas where private entities either would not locate a store at all, or would only locate a store with less selection and higher prices. In that sense the state store system is subsidizing those rural areas, and their local representatives do not want to give up those subsidies.
Giant Eagle and other grocery stores can use a certain type of license to sell beer and wine in an attached cafe. I believe all of Wegmans, Weis, Giant, and Sheetz have also done that in one or more stores, and more are looking at it. I believe the main problem, though, is that you have to allow in-store consumption, and that raises all sorts of cost and liability issues which serve as a practical barrier to more grocery stores wanting to do it.
AMEN on privatization. The only thing standing in the way of the system providing more revenue by private ownership of stores is the union for the people who work there. The whole system is a joke. Why can't every grocery store sell beer and wine - only Giant Eagle? Something is wrong here!
One needs to ask why it has taken 2 and 3 years to remodel stores if they are doing it in the most efficient way possible? If you doubt look into the Mountaintop store which took 2 years or the one in Lebanon that is well over 3 years.
Of course, at the current rate all the stores won't get done for over 50 years which is longer than it took to move from counter stores to self service (36 years) or to decide to finally take credit cards (15 years).
If you want real modernization you want total privatization.
I cant wait until arsenal starts bottling!
Quick correction, the molecular demo and party is Sunday night now.
is that beautiful wall mural there still? its right when you walk in with a woman walking down a nola street
Don't forget Laurel Highlands Meadery!
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A grasshopper walked into a bar. The bartender said, "You know there's a drink named after you?" The grasshopper said, "There's a drink named Steve?"
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try and Old Etonian at Legume/Butterjoint. No joking, and no one will make fun of you. One taste, and they'll be ordering one too.
Is this bar still smoking?
"Because distributors can't add the cost of shipping to the listed price per bottle, they often require minimum purchases — ranging from a single bottle up to a full case,"- So much for the claim (which I've heard elsewhere from PLCB supporters) that they help reduce alcohol abuse.
Mike Mills is a buddy of mine, but here's my attempt at an objective review; Eat and Drink at Butcher and the Rye. We'd eat there more, but they don't deliver to Brooklyn.
I think it's great but I have to disagree that there aren't enough quality Pennsylvania wines. We have so many wonderful wineries made by passionate people. Those closest to the "Burgh" that I can think of off hand with great quality are Kavic, Narcisi, Deer Creek, Walnut Hill, even R in the Strip, along with Enricco's own wine, plus so many more. There are also many from Northern and Eastern Pennsylvania that are endless. These wineries make wine comparable, if not better than those in other states. It's my own personal opinion but I think there are others out there that can agree. These places pack people who love their wines.
Where can we get these beers? Only from the brewer, or are local restaurants carrying them as well?
Great place as long as you are not in a wheelchair or have mobility issues.
I went there Sunday and again on Thursday! My husband loves the carnivore pizza and the kids all got Margherita pizza. I tried the forest pizza with mushrooms and onions and it was excellent. I can't wait to go back and try the pastas!
They opened last Wednesday. Their pizza is delish!
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