HARRISBURG - Those now infamous wine kiosks in supermarkets are officially going dark.
The state Liquor Control Board is literally pulling the plug on the kiosk program because of a dispute over money with the Conshohocken-based contractor that provided the 10-foot high machines, which required customers to blow into Breathalyzers before making a purchase.
The way the kiosk program worked: Simple Brands L.L.C. was to provide the machines at no cost to the state but would share in the proceeds. The LCB contends it was to be reimbursed for any expenses it incurred, such as for stocking or wiring the kiosks.