Must Read: Karen Heller’s column on the absurdity that is the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board

February 28, 2013


The column State Stores aging like a rancid wine appeared in yesterday’s Philadelphia Inquirer and it’s an amusing read. Governor Corbett has been trying to abolish the BLCB and I thought he was making progress… but apparently not. I guess I haven’t been keeping up on the latest news.

Karen Heller does a great job of poking fun at the antiquated and absurd Pennsylvania state liquor store:

The board was founded at the end of Prohibition to, as Gov Gifford Pinchot declared, “discourage the purchase of alcoholic beverages by making it as inconvenient and expensive as possible,” a promise we can agree it has made good on to this day.

Our State Stores don’t date to the Depression, but many do ‘depressing’ exceptionally well, replicating the decor and lighting of the Graterford Prison waiting area..”

Aww yah!


One comment

  1. Privatization IS Modernization

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