Giant Adds Beer, Wine Eateries to 4 PA Stores

Four more Giant Food Stores locations in Pennsylvania have opened beer and wine eateries within their walls, the Central Penn Business Journal has reported.

The locations – in Hummelstown, Middletown, Lehighton and Philadelphia – seat 30 in their eateries, which are open Mondays through Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sundays, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., the news outlet said. In addition to dine-in and takeout dishes, customers also may enjoy domestic, craft and imported beers, as well as domestic and international wines.

A total of 37 Giant and Martin’s stores in Pennsylvania now sell beer and wine.

A 2010 state Supreme Court ruling upheld grocers’ right to sell beer, including takeout, at in-store restaurants meeting specific requirements, the news journal reported. Additionally, last June, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed into law a bill legalizing the sale of wine in grocery stores and expanding hours for state-run Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) stores on Sundays and holidays, among other far-reaching reforms. That law went into effect Aug. 8.

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