"If they follow the rules and regulations and purchase the same licensing that we all have, I have no objections to it," said Tom Boock, owner of The Cottage Inn on Wayne Avenue.
referenced the new Wegman's grocery store in Mechanicsburg, which applied for a restaurant liquor license and is selling beer at the store.
does not have an issue with Wegman's
offering alcoholic beverages because it followed the current rules and regulations.
said having the store selling beer obviously could cut down on his
six-pack sales, which he
said has been very profitable because of the small footprint that the beer coolers occupy in the store.
said sales have already been cut in recent years by the state's decision to allow beer distributors to open on Sundays, a law that only permitted taverns that had food sales account for 30 percent of its total sales to be open on Sundays being repealed and also by the amount of new businesses that have opened up in the area.
"Sundays used to be our biggest days.
It no longer is," Boock
Christie Harter, executive director of the Pennsylvania Tavern Association, said Boock's
Pat Young, owner of EJ's Grill in Chambersburg, is in agreement with Boock and the Tavern Association and hopes to see Sheetz required to followed the same regulations as everyone else.