amindtat: Beer selection at the Wilkes-Barre, PA location of Wegmans
taurusowner: meanmutton: taurusowner: I'm still pissed that there are any idiotic laws like that still in place anywhere. It's quite frustrating trying to buy alcohol past 2am or on a Sunday morning in MI. Particularly when one works nights and 2am is like mid afternoon on my night off. Can we please stop trying to regulate non-harmful actions and morals with the fist of government?Michigan has had Sunday morning sales for a while now.Then I need to find some better stores who got the memo.
HMS_Blinkin: super_grass: more people die from drunk drivers than plane crashes, sharks, and terrorism combined.You were doing so well, then you had to ruin your troll with this worthless sentence. I live with my mom.
AxL sANe: Yeah - having been to all but a few states I can say that PA has the most farked up alcohol laws. And that's coming from someone that lives in South Carolina.
super_grass: Alcohol has no legitimate uses outside of intoxication and we need limits on the proof and volume of alcoholic beverages to prevent these tragedies.
Banned on the Run: taurusowner: I'm still pissed that there are any idiotic laws like that still in place anywhere. It's quite frustrating trying to buy alcohol past 2am or on a Sunday morning in MI. Particularly when one works nights and 2am is like mid afternoon on my night off. Can we please stop trying to regulate non-harmful actions and morals with the fist of government?Taco Cabana serves margaritas at 7 AM in TX./the more you know
Dr J Zoidberg: I never thought I'd say I'm happy to live in Nebraska. I can get my liquor and beer and wine at a convenience store, grocery store, liquor store. hell, nearly anywhere
pgh9fan: As a Pennsylvanian, I hope PA never loses the PLCB stores.Scenario: Teenager wants a bottle of Bacardi1) Privately-owned, responsible store2) PLCB store3) Privately-owned store who is hurting for cash to pay their rent/bills4) Privately-owned store with unscrupulous friend of teenager cashier or unscrupulous ownerFirst two, the teenager gets shot down immediately.Unfortunately, although they may be in the minority, there will be enough of stores 3 and 4.Let's stick to the PLCB stores.
rempy: Having first hand knowledge of the way PA laws work, there is a lot of misunderstanding and misinformation out there. The first being that the PLCB is some type of tyrannical, puritan nanny state organization hell bent on stopping anyone from getting their drink on...it's actually quite the opposite. State laws require alcohol to be sold in a certain manner which is regulated by PLCB, the PLCB is pushing for modernization and allowing sales within grocery stores and other venues but the major pushbacks are coming from lobbyist groups and private organizations who stand to lose (beer distributors and MADD).
The Irresponsible Captain: Burr:/still have three bottles of Everclear before it got neutered in West VirginiaI can only surmise that was to cut the competition with mom-and-pop moonshiners.Where does a Pennsylvanian go to get Everclear now?
hobnail: Carrie Nation.If I could go back in time I would rage fark that biatch so hard....
rempy: already sold in supermarkets in PA subby
Donnchadha: North Carolina has this weird rule where it's legal to buy alcohol on Sundays. It's taking some getting used to. But that's balanced by needing to go to the ABC store to buy liquor, but they ONLY sell liquor and you need to go to the grocery store to get beer and wine.
mjohnson71: Magorn: Liquor laws just confuse the hell out me. I grew up in an MD country where All Alcohol had to be purchased at a liquor store, but they were all privately owned. One county up it was beer and wine in the supermarkets, but all hard booze came from county-run and owned ABC stores. Supposedly red State VA is like that all over the state. My favorite was Chicago where Beer and liquor are equally available at your local supermarkets...I get spoiled by Missouri's surprisingly liberal alcohol laws. Outside of the 1:30 am cutoff rules, there aren't many restrictions in place around here. I've had relatives literally freak out at the large beer and liquor departments in our grocery and convenience stores. We're talking like taking pictures and posting it on Facebook./Feels sorry for people from Dallas
Rude Turnip: poconojoe: amindtat:Beer selection at the Wilkes-Barre, PA location of Wegmansrempy:already sold in supermarkets in PA subbytechnically - some supermarkets do sell beer (such as Wegman's) but they're separate shops (with separate entrances and registers) attached to the supermarket. there isn't a "beer isle" - you can't drop a 6 pack in your cart then go for your milk and bread like in most normal states. if you buy any alcohol, you have to leave the store, put it in your car, then come back in to shop.a lot of convenience stores here in PA are the same way - they'll have two entrances. one will take you into the regular store, and the beer/6 pack store will be a separate entrance and walled off from the rest of the store. if you want gasoline and a 6 pack of Yuengling, you just have to go to two separate cash registers./still shocked that some liquors stores are now even open on Sundays here in PAWegmans started out that way--you could only buy alcohol on the alcohol side of the store. Now the alcohol section is like any other department and there is beer and wine on display in certain sections of the store (such as the meat and cheese sections). The only limitation is that certain cashiers are too young to process orders with alcohol, so you'll see a sign now and then that alcohol cannot be purchased at certain registers.
buzzcut73: I learned the hard way about Kansas' weak beer in convenience stores rules when I was traveling through that Godforsaken wasteland and had to stop overnight because the weather got shiatty. Picked up a six pack, got checked into a hotel in Parsons, and NOOO...it was just like Utah all over again./Fark Kansas
simkatu: I like the idea of having exclusive liquor stores. It helps maintain small locally owned businesses in Kansas and allows for some pretty neat stores that have huge selections of wine, or huge selections of all kinds of beer, or big selections of everything. Once Costco and Sam's Club and Kroger's and Quiktrip are in the game, then we will see a reduction of choices and large numbers of successful businesses will be shuttered so that the billionaires can monopolize yet another market.I'd also like to be able for young children to go to the grocery store and convenience stores without seeing a bunch of drunk toothless insane hobos scrounging around the stores hustling for more booze. Its nice to have places that sell adults only items to be far away from my grocery store. I like adult only activities, but I am considerate of others around me that would prefer not to be so close to it.
Felix_T_Cat: Temperance was a reaction, IIRC, to distilled liquor. Bars had a room filled with straw. When you passed out, they'd lay you there until you came to and could go back and buy more. There wasn't any effective cure for the abuse, so the idea of temperance was to keep children from being addicted. The current round of addicts would die off and children wouldn't learn the habit.Around 1850, the Washingtonian Society started as a joke, but some of the guys managed to get sober. They had 'speaker' and 'open' meetings. Without anonymity, though, they managed to piss off a lot of groups. Some loud mouth would blather on about an opinion and people thought he was speaking for the society. There were 100's of thousands of members in the US and Britain, but the movement collapsed and was effectively gone within 40 years.There's been alcoholic 'mutual aid' societies ever since, but only AA has lasted past the death of the founders.See also, Matt Talbot.
downstairs: Donnchadha: North Carolina has this weird rule where it's legal to buy alcohol on Sundays. It's taking some getting used to. But that's balanced by needing to go to the ABC store to buy liquor, but they ONLY sell liquor and you need to go to the grocery store to get beer and wine.Since when? I used to go to the Coca Cola 600 NASCAR race every year (stopped going in 2010 I think). We all had to stock up on our liquor on the Friday or Saturday before the race, as liquor was not legal to sell on Sunday.You are correct about liquor and beer/wine being 2 stops.
Banned on the Run: albert71292: You can purchase liquor almost everywhere here in Louisiana. We even have frozen daiquiri places with drive-thru windows.I love how they leave 1" of paper wrapper on the top of the straw so its not an "open container".
CygnusDarius: WTF Indeed: To be fair, there's nothing to do in Kansas but get drunk.Is sex that bad?.
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