Hotel patrons are paying for a luxurious experience away from home and are expecting convenience at all times. Part of this expected convenience is the ability to purchase alcohol at one or more locations on premises, including the hotel’s bar or restaurant, or in their own room. Which brings me to my first, and most important point, you need to understand the limitations of your Hotel Liquor License (H License).
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For many, it’s not uncommon to grab a drink before or after (and maybe even during) a good round of golf. In order to do this, the owner and/or operator of a golf course has to obtain a liquor license from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB). Most likely, this license will be a Privately-Owned Private Golf Course Club Liquor License (PGC, GCC). There are a number of requirements that a club applicant must meet before the PLCB will issue a license.
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It wasn’t until 2002 that a “continuing care retirement community” (CCRC) was permitted to obtain a license to serve alcoholic beverages to its residents on the retirement community’s premises. To be considered a CCRC under the Pennsylvania Liquor Code, the facility must house at least one hundred people over the age of sixty-two.
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Pennsylvania currently operates under a three-tier beer distribution system which has been in place since the end of Prohibition. The first tier is made up of brewers who are restricted to selling their beer to wholesale distributors, the second tier, who sell the products to stores, restaurants, and bars, the retailers on the third tier, who then sell the beer to the rest of us.
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In Pennsylvania, a person or entity that wishes to sell and/or serve intoxicating beverages to its clientele is required to obtain a liquor license issued by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB). Once the license is issued, the licensee may sell and/or serve intoxicating beverages pursuant to the type of license it has received. Many establishments will operate under the direction of the owner/licensee through its managers and employees.
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