SHIPPENBURG, Pa. – A Pennsylvania convenience store pops the cork, becoming the first in the state to sell wine to customers.
Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai did the honors at a Sheetz store in Shippensburg.
The company was chosen because it is headquartered in Altoona and has 253 stores in the state. Sheetz also has a history of selling alcohol at other locations.
“They’ve had the opportunity to sell in other states and they know they can do it responsibly and for us it’s going to mean increased tax revenues,” Turzai said. “We’re going to see another $150 million projected for this budget year.”
It is unknown how long it will take for stores in the Erie area to sell wine.