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Weis stores in Pa. plan to be selling wine around Thanksgiving

Grocery store chain Weis Markets Inc. expects to start selling takeout wine in all 49 of its Pennsylvania stores by the end of November, hopefully by Thanksgiving, the company announced today.

The first store to sell to-go wine, which is allowed under the new state liquor law, will be the one at 5140 Simpson Ferry Road in Lower Allen Township, just outside of Mechanicsburg. Sales there will begin this week.

The Lower Allen location will offer about 80 varieties of wine as part of a pilot program with the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. The long-term plan is to sell up to 400 varieties of wine, according to Weis. 

Weis will continue to sell more than 900 varieties of beer at that store.

The list of outlets getting wine expanded permits from the PLCB continues to grow, with 18 midstate permits awarded to date.

Under the new law, also known as Act 39, hotel and restaurant licensees that sell takeout beer can apply for wine-expanded permits to sell up to four bottles of wine for off-site consumption.

Some convenience and grocery stores already have the restaurant license. And retailers that don’t, but have what is known as an eating place, or “E,” liquor license, can convert their existing license to a restaurant, or “R” license.

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