Time to break out of the pattern: now they lost an entire store. Don't believe me? Check their latest Retail Year in Review and try to find Store #6709. Here's the address.
THE CROSSROADS SHOPPING CTR
351 LOUCKS RD, STE F2
YORK, PA, 17404-1740
But it isn't listed any longer. The Retail Year in Review is the PLCB's way of patting themselves on the back by telling us what a great job they do selling products (with the help of a police-enforced monopoly) in a state where they regulate their only competition — beer — and have their own judges and branch of the State Police to enforce it. Record sales every year!! Well, DUH!
Seems nuts that they lost a whole store, though. Maybe they "re-branded it," or it moved, or they did that "store-in-a-store" thing and no one's noticed it's there yet, or they closed it for an entire year to 'remodel' (which has been known to happen, ask the people in Mountaintop). But it's even news to the people working there. Give them a call at 717-843-5800 and ask them yourself. 'Are you there? Because the Retail Year in Review says you're not.' Typical lack of PLCB coordination has the store locater thinking they are still around.
|Crossroads would be #152 if, you know, the PLCB knew what it was doing.|
Nobody noticed why the numbers didn't add up until The York Daily Record did a story about sales growth in York County and asked why the total from the stores didn't match the total for the county. The PLCB was not able to explain the discrepancy. It took me about 20 minutes to figure it out and I don't have an accounting department or a $66 million computer system.
Some retailers tell you to pay less and expect more. With the PLCB we learn to do the opposite.
Privatize. Before more stores disappear!