Pennsylvania Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores will be open on MLK Day, other holidays

The Fine Wine & Good Spirits Store at Shoppes at Dilworthtown Crossing on Nov. 23, 2015.
The Fine Wine & Good Spirits Store at Shoppes at Dilworthtown Crossing on Nov. 23, 2015. Digital First Media File Photo

HARRISBURG >> The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) has announced that hundreds of Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores will be open Monday, Jan. 16 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day – as well as on Presidents Day, Memorial Day, and the Fourth of July this year.

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Presidents Day – Monday, Feb. 20 – stores will observe normal operating hours. Store locations and hours are available at www.FineWineAndGoodSpirits.com.

On Memorial Day – Monday, May 29 – and Tuesday, July 4, stores will be open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Previously, state law had prohibited stores from opening on holidays. Act 39 of 2016 removed the holiday restrictions, opening the door to improved consumer convenience and customer service.

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The PLCB regulates the distribution of beverage alcohol in Pennsylvania, operates more than 600 wine and spirits stores statewide, and licenses 20,000 alcohol producers, retailers, and handlers. The PLCB also works to reduce and prevent dangerous and underage drinking through partnerships with schools, community groups, and licensees. Taxes and store profits – totaling $15.1 billion since the agency’s inception – are returned to Pennsylvania’s General Fund, which finances Pennsylvania’s schools, health and human services programs, law enforcement, and public safety initiatives, among other important public services. The PLCB also provides financial support for the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement, the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, other state agencies, and local municipalities across the state. For more information about the PLCB, visit www.lcb.pa.gov.