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With coronavirus closures looming,
Pennsylvanians run to the liquor stores

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Posted By: NorthernDog, 3/17/2020 9:08:35 PM

Pennsylvania’s 600 state-owned liquor stores are heading for a 9 p.m., systemwide closure tonight as part of Gov. Tom Wolf’s broadening efforts to impose “social distancing” across the state to interrupt the spread of coronavirus. But the decision appeared to have the reverse effect in the short term this week as buyers of all shapes, sizes and interests rushed to the state stores to make sure they had enough of whatever they like to ride out the storm. “Is it essential? No,” said Ro Gallegos, a 43-year-old insurance company employee from Fairview Township as he left the Fine Wine and

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What happens when their stash runs dry?

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Reply 1 - Posted by: edgar 3/17/2020 9:18:53 PM (No. 349408)
"Self isolate" and Cheers!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Jennie C. 3/17/2020 9:20:37 PM (No. 349410)
Hubby made a grocery run (no paper products available, but he got more soup and canned goods. He brought home 2 cases of beer for me. Goood hubby!!! Niice hubby!!! :)
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Paglia guy 3/17/2020 9:27:36 PM (No. 349413)
I went into one, ran into Dana Bash of CNN who was hoarding. See story below.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: john56 3/18/2020 12:06:45 AM (No. 349510)
The question is who runs dry first ... the alcohol drinkers of Pennsylvania or the state of Pennsylvania when the tax revenues they earn from their over-taxed booze and salaries to overpaid state booze store employees run out.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Muncsdad 3/18/2020 12:10:14 AM (No. 349513)
Serious question here. Why close liquor stores?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: judy 3/18/2020 12:11:52 AM (No. 349514)
It will be interesting to see how people react when they close the liquor stores...you think the toilet paper shortage was bad....
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Reply 7 - Posted by: DVC 3/18/2020 1:29:36 AM (No. 349553)
Not using alcohol except for cleaning my hands, I say, fine but not something I need.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Mushroom 3/18/2020 1:37:36 AM (No. 349554)
#2 Well trained Hubby! :) Best thing about living in the boonies...well, I'll let you figure it out. :)
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Trigger2 3/18/2020 2:29:44 AM (No. 349579)
Are these fools emptying the shelves of pot too? How about drug runners? Are they seeing a massive windfall of money too?
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