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PLCB’s Reopening Expands To 283 Stores

May 22, 2020

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) will open another 50 of its Fine Wine and Good Spirits stores today, marking a total of 283 locations that have reopened for “limited in-store public access.” The PLCB had closed all of its stores in mid-March as the pandemic descended.

The state’s reopening protocols mandate that no more than 25 people (including employees) may enter PLCB stores at any one time, customers must wear masks and follow one-way traffic patterns, and the first hour of business is reserved for vulnerable consumer groups such as those 65 and older.

The reopening stores will also continue to offer curbside pickup. From April 20 through May 20 the PLCB handled more than 800,000 curbside pickup orders statewide totaling $56.3 million. Sales on its e-commerce site registered 193,000 orders and $18.5 million from April 1 through May 20, compared with a total of 39,000 orders and $5 million in its most recent fiscal year.—Daniel Marsteller

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