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Liquor Laws

(File photo by Steve Butler)

May 8th ‘BYOB’ Referendum Is Heating Up Ocean City, NJ

Supporters of the change that would allow people to bring their own wine and beer to restaurants off the boardwalk are holding their third and final informational meeting on Wednesday night.

05/02/2012

(The state capitol in Harrisburg.  File photo)

Part 1: Controversy In Harrisburg

KYW’s Michelle Durham reports on the disagreement among Pennsylvania leaders on whether changing the system of liquor sales in the state is a good idea.

01/06/2012

(Credit: Michelle Durham)

Part 2: Controversy at the Retail Level

KYW’s John McDevitt reports that workers at Pennsylvania liquor stores are, perhaps obviously, against privatization. But so are some private-sector beer retailers who might be drawn into the wine business.

01/06/2012

(A Moore Brothers wine store in Pennsauken, NJ.  Credit: Michelle Durham)

Part 3: A Wine Breakthrough?

KYW’s Michelle Durham reports that one South Jersey wine retailer is keeping a sharp eye on what is happening across the Delaware River.

01/06/2012

(Pennsylvania consumers can only imagine buying their beer and wine at a single location, like drinkers do elswhere.  File photo by Bruno Vincent/ Getty Images)

Part 4: Pennsylvania Consumers Seem Ready

If Pa. House Bill 11 becomes law, wine could be sold by some beer distributors. Is that a good thing? KYW’s John McDevitt reports that it depends whom you ask.

01/06/2012

Group Submits Petitions To Allow BYOB At Ocean City, NJ Restaurants

Restaurateurs in a “dry” South Jersey shore town who want to allow patrons to bring beer and wine to dinner have submitted their petitions to city officials — and it appears they’ve met the burden to put the question to voters this fall.

08/05/2011