Sheetz can sell beer at Altoona store

Sheetz can sell beer at Altoona store

There are 22 comments on the The York Daily Record story from Apr 29, 2010, titled Sheetz can sell beer at Altoona store. In it, The York Daily Record reports that:

A state board will allow the Sheetz convenience store chain to serve beer and sell it for takeout at one of its largest western Pennsylvania locations.

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Gas Rat

Laurel, MD

#1 Apr 29, 2010
Excellent news for Altoona. Now, if they would just start moving this Eastward.

Shame on you, Malt Beverage Distributors Association of Pennsylvania. Get with the times and stop trying to limit our choices.
Common Sense Soldier

York, PA

#2 Apr 29, 2010
Victory number one. Commonsense will hopefully prevail in this fight.
Mr P

Mountain Top, PA

#3 Apr 29, 2010
What they need to do next is shut down Wine and Spirits.
John Doe 000069

York, PA

#4 Apr 29, 2010
Sheetz should be worried about being busted for gouging us at the pumps instead of worring about beer at their stores. The LCB needs to be closed down along with those crooks at the Malt Beverage Distributors Association of Pa.

Since: Jul 09

East Berlin, Pa

#5 Apr 29, 2010
What the story doesn't tell you is that Sheetz was busted for selling beer to underage person (a 19 year old). It will only be a matter of time until this happens again. Its a fact that convenience store clerks and the majority of their employees are typically teens. These stores are not acceptable venues for preventing sales to minors.
PeteB

York, PA

#6 Apr 29, 2010
alcohol needs to be easier to buy - DUI's are dropping and the lawyers and courts are losing money.......
Floss Your Teeth

York, PA

#7 Apr 29, 2010
i'm going to sheets and buy 1 million cases of bud
dark. i'll drink till i stink. and even floss
JBs

York, PA

#8 Apr 29, 2010
They need to just let sheetz and rutters start selling 6 packs. Many states that allow these sales have seen a drop in their state debt. And for those that fear that a minor would sell to a minor; most of these state do make it a felony if you sell to a minor, so that does discourage underaged sales.

Pennsylvania needs to get with the times.
Sam Adams

Little Valley, NY

#9 Apr 30, 2010
JBs wrote:
They need to just let sheetz and rutters start selling 6 packs. Many states that allow these sales have seen a drop in their state debt. And for those that fear that a minor would sell to a minor; most of these state do make it a felony if you sell to a minor, so that does discourage underaged sales.
Pennsylvania needs to get with the times.
That's easy to say if you never had a loved one killed by an underage drunk driver. I prefer the more stringent controlls that Pennsylvania has in place for the sale of alcohol. Pennsylvania is one of 18 control states in the country. So this state is not as backwards as you may think. By the way, Delaware, in their effort to combat underage drinking, recently rejected attempts by supermarkets and convenience stores to sell beer.
Nixon

Mount Laurel, NJ

#10 Apr 30, 2010
They should have beer sales at the toll booths of the turnpike. That way you wouldn't have to exit to get something to drink. Perhaps they could have vending machines that were hooked up to accept your EZ Pass.
Ted

Laurel, MD

#11 Apr 30, 2010
Sam Adams wrote:
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That's easy to say if you never had a loved one killed by an underage drunk driver. I prefer the more stringent controlls that Pennsylvania has in place for the sale of alcohol. Pennsylvania is one of 18 control states in the country. So this state is not as backwards as you may think. By the way, Delaware, in their effort to combat underage drinking, recently rejected attempts by supermarkets and convenience stores to sell beer.
So treating those of us who are responsible like children and restricting our choices is the answer?

I bought beer recently at the Wegman's up in Mechanicsburg and while it was convenient, I was still carded AND could only pay for it in that area. Plus, there is someone watching and attending the beer section like a hawk. So the possibility of an underage drinker grabbing a six and going to the self checkout is zero.

I never understood the logic in the beer distributorship system anyway.

Since: Jul 09

East Berlin, Pa

#12 Apr 30, 2010
Ted wrote:
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So treating those of us who are responsible like children and restricting our choices is the answer?
I bought beer recently at the Wegman's up in Mechanicsburg and while it was convenient, I was still carded AND could only pay for it in that area. Plus, there is someone watching and attending the beer section like a hawk. So the possibility of an underage drinker grabbing a six and going to the self checkout is zero.
I never understood the logic in the beer distributorship system anyway.
Dr. Ralph Hingson of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism testified before the Senate Law & Justice Committee on the issue of underage drinking. When asked if grocery store sales would contribute to an increase in underage drinking, he responded affirmatively that, "Increase accessibility would result in more problems with underage drinking". Research by the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation indicate that when alcohol is more easily available, people drink more and more alcohol-related problems occur.
Bomma

York, PA

#13 Apr 30, 2010
Easier for an adult to go in and buy some beer for an underaged kid than going to a bar. I doubt LCE agents will be hanging around a Sheetz.

Since: Jul 09

East Berlin, Pa

#14 May 1, 2010
Bomma wrote:
Easier for an adult to go in and buy some beer for an underaged kid than going to a bar. I doubt LCE agents will be hanging around a Sheetz.
That's exactly how Sheetz got nailed for selling to a minor the first time. The LCB agent was in the parking lot!
Facetiously Speaking

York, PA

#15 May 1, 2010
Beer Baroness wrote:
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Dr. Ralph Hingson of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism testified before the Senate Law & Justice Committee on the issue of underage drinking. When asked if grocery store sales would contribute to an increase in underage drinking, he responded affirmatively that, "Increase accessibility would result in more problems with underage drinking". Research by the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation indicate that when alcohol is more easily available, people drink more and more alcohol-related problems occur.
Dr. Ralph, paid for by the Malt Distributors Association of PA. So if we take cigarettes out of Sheetz, less kids smokin'??? PA is in the dark ages; get rid of all state stores/employees...savings to PA through licensing outlets/no state store employee retirement fund.
Less gas stations, fewer miles driven, decrease in highway deaths, correct? Figures lie and liars figure! Have a friend in Wyoming who calculates distance between cities by number of beers it requires to travel that distance (ban PA "open container" law). Now we're talkin'! The alcoholic mother from Hanover who allowed her 12 years old daughter to drive friends to McD's should be in charge of the PA Liquor Control Board.
Facetiously Spealing

York, PA

#16 May 1, 2010
My bad! Sorry, 11 year old daughter, rather than 12 year old. That ONE year makes a huge difference when driving down the road with a carload of friends.
Sam Adams

United States

#17 May 1, 2010
Facetiously Speaking wrote:
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Have a friend in Wyoming who calculates distance between cities by number of beers it requires to travel that distance (ban PA "open container" law). Now we're talkin'! The alcoholic mother from Hanover who allowed her 12 years old daughter to drive friends to McD's should be in charge of the PA Liquor Control Board.
You and your friend have some serious issues.
Facetiously Speaking

York, PA

#18 May 1, 2010
Sam Adams wrote:
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You and your friend have some serious issues.
YOU have some serious educational issues. Should you be able to borrow a dictionary, look up the word FACETIOUS! Oh my, and these folks are permitted to vote.

“It's 420 here.”

Since: Jun 07

cold comfort farm

#19 May 1, 2010
So, you can now get sheetz-faced or three sheetz to the wind?
Ex Yorker

Lake Worth, FL

#20 May 3, 2010
OMG. Was this OK'd by the local Baptist Minister. I am absolutely in a state of shock, to think I moved to Florida becuase of PA Wine, Liquor and Beer. Know PA is moving forward to the 21st century. I would suspect you are going to have a lot of Horse and buggys stopping at sheets. Also the Ladies Temperance organizations are going to marching in the streets. Another major problem is the those jumbos that you see at Walmart are going to need larger size stretch pants. That is got for Walmart and keeps the economy buzzing. Hooray for PA, welcome aboard to the rest of the world.

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