HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) – Governor Tom Corbett has signed a bill that will make some changes to the state’s liquor law, including one change that will allow for more Happy Hours in some establishments, and less in others.
Amy Christie, the executive director of the Pennsylvania Tavern Association, is pleased Governor Corbett signed the bill, even if she’s not exactly jumping for joy.
“Any kind of modernization of the Liquor Code is a win,” Christie says. “So we see this as a first step in being able to modernize a lot of the archaic regulations and restrictions that are currently in the Liquor Code.”
The new law continues to limit the number of Happy Hours establishments can have at 14 per week (see related story). But they will now be able to have up to four Happy Hours a day instead of two, meaning your favorite watering hole will have to cut back Happy Hours on some days if they increase them on others.
Christie says tavern owners are more excited about the fact they’ll now be able to serve alcohol at events they cater off premises.
Reported by KYW Harrisburg Bureau Chief Tony Romeo