Why the PLCB needs to go. (Philadelphia)

In light of the BYOB discussion under the “6 things Philly does best” thread, I raised the issue of needing a bottle of wine after 6 PM on a Sunday. In PA, you are screwed.
In light of that fact, and the general awfulness that is the PA State Store system: http://noplcb.blogspot.com/

And I’m not even touching on the aspect of a State controlled monopoly on a specific product…


I still remember this story that I found on that site years ago: http://blogs.thetimes-tribune.com/emptybottles/?p=236


PA LCB is a joke. Exists only for political purposes. A nice little block of voters to manipulate. Wonder why a small State Store has so many employees? That’s why. Looks like the one in Kennett has 5 on site all the time. A bigger store in DE might have 1 or 2.

Selection sucks…prices suck…too few stores.

Just Sucks

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I find myself getting angry every time I walk into one of those stores. For all of the employees at any location, none ever knows anything about wine; they’re government employees who are simply not knowledgeable about the products they’re selling. The prices are outrageous. Don’t even get me started on the Johnstown Flood Tax, which adds 18% to every bottle of alcohol purchased in PA, and which should have been repealed 75 years ago.

Fortunately, I live close to Delaware and that’s where I go to buy 99% of my wine.

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