coronavirus

‘Somber Time,’ and Sober for Some: Pa. Liquor Stores to Close in Philly Suburbs

Gov. Tom Wolf said he was not shutting down the state-run liquor stores on Friday, but by Saturday the state said it would shut down all stores in Philadelphia's four suburban counties.

NBCUniversal, Inc.

UPDATE: All state-run liquor stories in Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties will close, effective Tuesday, March 16, until further notice, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board said Saturday. All 88 stores in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties will be open regular hours tomorrow, Sunday, March 15. On Monday, March 16, only select locations will open. That list can be found at the bottom of this story. The LCB noted that Pennsylvania residents can shop for wine and spirits at www.FineWineAndGoodSpirits.com, having purchases shipped directly to their homes.

Pennsylvania, in the grip of a national health crisis, is taking drastic steps to limit person-to-person interactions.

Officials are asking state residents to stay home as much as possible, including working from home, until health authorities get a grip on the COVID-19 outbreak.

Local

Breaking news and the stories that matter to your neighborhood.

2 Critical After 2 Separate Philly Shootings

Can Philly’s Cheesesteak Giants Outlast the Coronavirus?

But when asked about some essential businesses remaining open, and if the state's government-run liquor stores fell into that category, Gov. Tom Wolf took a brief break Friday from the solemnity of these times.

"We haven't closed any state stores at this point," Wolf told reporters, smiling subtlely. "I don't know whether we consider that ... this is a somber time. We're trying. Try to be serious here."

Wolf, who hours earlier ordered all schools in Pennsylvania to close, looked a bit relieved to take a question with a little levity.

A moment later, he was back to answering questions about ongoing containment measures for the coronavirus, which as of Friday night had officially infected 41 people. That was nearly double the number from the previous day.

On Saturday, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board announced all 88 liquor stores in Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties would be closed, starting Tuesday, March 16, until further notice. They will be open Sunday, and at limited locations Monday.


Here is the full list of liquor stores that will be open on Monday, March 16, in Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties. Stores in Philadelphia and the rest of Pennsylvania have not yet been ordered closed:

Bucks County:

Licensee Service Center 0940

8558 Pennsylvania Blvd.

Feasterville

Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection 0912

Logan Square

6542-J Lower York Road

New Hope

Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection 0920

Quakertown Plaza

1465 W. Broad St.

Quakertown

Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection 0929

4275 County Line Road

Chalfont

Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection 0934

132 Veterans Lane

Doylestown

Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection 0943

212 S. State St.

Newtown

Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection 0945

Addisville Commons

890 Second Street Pike

Richboro

Chester County:

Licensee Service Center 1532

100 Willowbrook Lane

West Chester

Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection 1501

132 Woodcutter St.

Exton

Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection 1516

933 Paoli Pike

West Chester

Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection 1527

821 W. Lancaster Ave.

Wayne

Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection 1528

Paoli Shopping Center

17-19 Leopard Road

Paoli

Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection 1529

Shoppes at Longwood Village

855 E. Baltimore Pike

Kennett Square

Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection 1530

Bradford Plaza

692 Downingtown Pike

West Chester

Delaware County:

Licensee Service Center 2301

Lawrence Park Industrial Center

629 Parkway Drive

Broomall

Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection 2310

149 Baltimore Pike

Springfield

Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection 2343

127 W. Lancaster Ave.

Wayne

Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection 2341

3735 West Chester Pike

Newtown Square

Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection 2334

Brandywine Mills

1751 Wilmington Pike

Glen Mills

Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection 2342

1083 W. Baltimore Pike

Media

Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection 2331

5035 Township Line Road

Drexel Hill

Montgomery County:

Licensee Service Center 4655

900 Forge Avenue

Norristown

Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection 4624

125 W. Dekalb Pike

King of Prussia

Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection 4646

Ardmore Shopping Center

62 Greenfield Ave.

Ardmore

Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection 4648

160 Market St.

Collegeville

Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection 4623

1440 Bethlehem Pike

Flourtown

Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection 4641

1839 East Ridge Pike

Royersford

Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection 4633

Allen Forge

850 S. Valley Forge Road

Lansdale

Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection 4628

Whitemarsh Shopping Center

44 Ridge Pike

Conshohocken

Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection 4613

935 Old York Road

Jenkintown

Contact Us