Even as the calls continue in Harrisburg for the state to get out of the wine and spirits selling business, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board popped the cork Thursday on a test store in Bucks County that gives the shopper a more enhanced retail experience.
KYW’s Brad Segall reports The nearly 10,000 square foot store is designed with the customer in mind and was designed from the feedback they received from the customers. The focal point — a center table where they can get information about and taste the products. LCB Chairman Patrick Stapleton says the store is also very eco-friendly:
“This is a green store. This store reeks of sustainability. We use LED lighting. We no longer use plastic bags. We use re-usable bags.”
Two more of these Fine Wine and Good Spirits stores will open this fall in Philadelphia and Harrisburg. On hand to help them open the store was Gina Gallo, the granddaughter of Julio Gallo of the famed wine-making family.