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Author Archives: Stacy Wescoe

Hotels still suffering the impact of COVID-19 travel decline (access required)

  The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically reduced the number of people travelling both for business and leisure, and as Labor Day approaches hotel operators are saying it’s been a cruel summer. The American Hotel & Lodging Association reports that 65% of hotels in the country have been operating below the breakeven point even the traditional Labor Day Holiday weekend bookings ...

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Pa. liquor stores post record income for fiscal year (access required)

While Fine Wine and Good Spirits stores were shut down during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic earlier this year, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board said it had record net income for Fiscal Year 2019-2020. Sales were down over the previous year. The board said the $2.56 billion in sales for the year was nearly $111 million less than the ...

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Pa. State Police step up COVID-19 violations over weekend (access required)

Pennsylvania State Police Liquor Control Officers are starting to issue more violations in their COVID-19 safety checks of businesses with liquor licenses in the state. While state police say their main goal is educational, not punitive, they have been increasing the number of violations issued instead of warnings for establishments that continue to be out of compliance with COVID-19 mitigation ...

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