By Tony Romeo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – More than a hundred state stores, including a half-dozen in the Philadelphia area, are now open extra hours.

The affected state stores will be open on some days up to two hours earlier, and in some cases, up to two hours later.

Dale Horst, director of retail operations for the Liquor Control Board, says the move was made after an analysis of staffing and store operations:

“So I threw it out as a challenge to the field to say can we open up some stores some extra hours with minimal increased expenses? And they came back with a list of stores.”

In the Philadelphia region, the stores with additional hours are: in Bucks County, on Route 113 in Souderton and Main Street in Warrington; in Chester County on Eagleview Boulevard in Exton; in Delaware County on 69th Street in Upper Darby; in Montgomery County on Shelly Road in Harleysville, and a store at 2250 Grant Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia.

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