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State hospitality association leader talks COVID-19 and the future of the state’s industry

This has been a tough year for the hospitality industry and few organizations are more aware of that than the Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association (PRLA). The Central Penn Business Journal recently sat down with John Longstreet, president of the PRLA, to talk about how its members are coping with the pandemic and what the organization is doing to help. 

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Fired up: Distiller joins vibrant beverage scene in Carlisle

Friends and Boiling Springs residents Devin Flickinger and Mark Farrell teamed up this summer to open Hook & Flask Still Works at 137 N. Hanover Street in downtown Carlisle. The pair, who are making history as the first distillery to open is Carlisle since Prohibition, are also volunteer firefighters for the Monroe Fire Co. and chose Carlisle for its craft beverage scene.

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Shipping out: After court ruling, Pa. distillers debate laws on interstate shipping

A recent U.S. Supreme Court Decision regarding residency requirements for liquor sales in Tennessee is giving hope to some Pennsylvania distillers, who see direct shipping of vodka, rum and gin as the future of their industry. Others, however, are more circumspect. Robert Cassell, president of the Pennsylvania Distillers Guild, said shipping spirits directly to consumers ...

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