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Wawa Bids $170,000 for Bucks County Liquor License. Will #NewtownPA Wawa Sell Beer and Wine?

 The chain won an expired Delaware County restaurant liquor license in a Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board auction, and paid $170,000 for another license in Bucks County.


This week, the convenience-store chain emerged as the winning bidder for two expired restaurant liquor licenses auctioned by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. In bidding that opened Sept. 27, Wawa plopped down $300,000 — more than double the average winning bid — for an expired Delaware County license, and paid $170,000 for another license in Bucks County.


Wawa currently has 24 stores in Pennsylvania that sell beer, said Lori Bruce, a company spokesperson, including four in Delaware County.


Bruce did not provide the location of the new store. Two Wawa stores in Bucks County sell beer.

 Read “Wawa Expands Beer Sales in Bucks County”;


In recent years, Wawa has begun to add alcohol sales to its stores as it faces new competition, like delivery services (AND LIKE 7-ELEVEN!).


Convenience stores in Pennsylvania may sell beer to-go provided they have the right license from the PLCB. Wine sales require an expanded permit and allow a customer to buy up to three liters of wine at a time.


johnmacknewtown's insight:


Some time ago, I asked “If Wawa Comes to Newtown, Will It Be Able to Sell Beer & Wine Like the One in Middletown?”;


That was in 2019 when Wawa sued Newtown to allow a Wawa on the Bypass. In the end, the Newtown Supervisors voted 3-2 to approve the application.


I'm betting that the answer to my question is "YES."

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