HARRISBURG, Pa. - Soon enough, shoppers in central Pennsylvania might be able to purchase wine, beer and groceries under one roof. Or, at least check everything off their errand list in one car trip.
The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board wants to make life more convenient for shoppers by moving some of its stores next to supermarkets and teaming up with grocery stores where beer is sold.
Dubbed "Convenience 2020," it's an eight-year initiative, and it found its origin in an unusual source. It emerged during the legislative hearings held earlier this year on a proposal by state House Majority Leader Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) to privatize the state's wine and liquor sales.