This is just a reminder that what the PLCB says, and what the PLCB does are not always the same thing.
"Beginning January 2, 1934 and continuing as rapidly as alterations can be completed, 240 liquor stores will be open in Pennsylvania at convenient places to serve the public." (PLCB statement issued on the opening of the first 64 stores)
That statement, made almost 82 years ago, shows the failure of the entire State Store System. Is not making stores "convenient to the public" part of every modernization plan you have ever heard? They have been promising to do that since Day One and have failed miserably, especially considering that they have had over 80 years to complete the task.
Is having 25% fewer stores more convenient? Is stringing the public along for eight decades more convenient? Is having one or two stores in entire counties more convenient? Is having the PLCB at all more convenient?
Since the Liquor Code was created in 1951, the PLCB has had total non-legislative control over store size, store location, and hours of operation (except Sunday). If they wanted larger stores, they have had 64 years to lease them. If they wanted "more convenient" stores, they have had 64 years of total control of placement to do it. If they wanted to be open anytime from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m., they could do it. They have done none of it.
So don't believe me: believe the PLCB and ask yourself if they have managed to accomplish what they said they would do over the past 82 years?