Pennsylvania to crackdown nuisance bars also called “stop-and-go” stores

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Pennsylvania will start cracking down nuisance bars also known as “stop-and-go” liquor stores, which are causing problems in communities.

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Today, Governor Tom Wolf signed a bill providing authority to the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) to intensify inspections of establishments. The legislation also gives PCLB authority to immediately suspend the liquor license of establishments that harm communities.

According to Gov. Wolf he is proud to sign the legislation to help neighborhoods across the state prevent nuisance bars.

Legislation will help separate good from bad actors 

In a statement, the governor said, “This increased inspection authority will help us to separate good and responsible owners from the bad actors.” The law will also significantly improve their ability to protect neighborhoods from bad actors.

Nuisance bars focus on “to-go alcohol sales.” These establishments followed the law during the application process for a liquor license. After obtaining a license, they stop following requirements under the Liquor Code.