Pennsylvania high court to delve into beer sales dispute

    Pennsylvania’s highest court is wading into a dispute about whether convenience stores can carry beer in a state known for its strict limits on alcohol sales.

    The state Supreme Court on Tuesday said it was taking a case that pits the state’s beer distributors against the Liquor Control Board and the company that runs Sheetz stores.

    The justices will be considering whether a convenience store can sell beer and gasoline without violating state law.

    They want the sides to argue the meaning of the words “location,” “place” and “property.”

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    That’s because the Liquor Code bans alcohol sales licenses in locations, places and properties where liquid fuels and oil are sold.

    Only about a dozen businesses that have gasoline pumps currently sell beer to go in Pennsylvania.

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