ALTONA, Pa., May 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sheetz Convenience Stores has a fully stocked beer cave and is open for business at its store located at 9894 Shaner Blvd. in Huntingdon thanks in part to a letter from Governor Wolf.
"We applaud Governor Wolf and the Senate and House leaders for their support in the long overdue beer reform in Pennsylvania. The approval of our application for beer sales at our Huntingdon location by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) is very encouraging," said Ryan Sheetz, AVP of Brand Strategy. "We are optimistic that this monumental step will lead to more progress and reform on a grander scale for the benefit of Pennsylvania constituents. Pennsylvania customers deserve the right to buy beer responsibly and conveniently just like the rest of Americans across the country. We need to keep this public movement heading in the right direction and we need to Free the Beer!"
Sheetz has long been a driving voice of change regarding beer reform. Sheetz has committed to helping achieve beer reform in Pennsylvania by not only advancing the issue but also by responsibly complying with all current laws and regulations as they are set forth today. Sheetz stores enforce a 100% proof-of-age policy and employees will ask for proper identification from any customer wanting to purchase alcohol. Currently, Sheetz sells beer in more than 200 stores across the five other states in the company's footprint, including the successful sale of beer at four other locations in PA.
"Our Pennsylvania customers have overwhelmingly told us that they want to be afforded the right to purchase beer at convenience stores. The commitment to giving our customers what they want, when they want and how they want it 24/7 is now one step closer to becoming a reality," said Sheetz. "We pride ourselves on being the ultimate one-stop-shop for our customers. Providing convenience to our customers is at the forefront of everything we do and we are committed to this cause until the law is changed for our Pennsylvania customers."
To get more information on this issue and take action visit www.freemybeer.com
Established in 1952 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Sheetz, Inc. is one of America's fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains, with more than $6.9 billion in revenue and more than 16,000 employees. The company operates over 500 store locations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and North Carolina. Sheetz provides an award-winning menu of MTO® sandwiches and salads, which are ordered through unique touch-screen order point terminals along with Sheetz Bros. Coffeez®, a full-service espresso and smoothie bar where customers can order hand-made specialty coffee drinks including lattes, cappuccinos and mochas - hot, frozen or iced. All Sheetz convenience stores are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For more information, visit www.sheetz.com or follow us on Twitter (@sheetz), Facebook (www.facebook.com/sheetz) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/sheetz).
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