Nearly two dozen Philadelphia-area Fine Wine & Good Spirits locations will reopen for “limited in-store access” Friday as southeastern Pennsylvania gradually begins to relax restrictions imposed on businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.
Across the commonwealth, 549 Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores will reopen Friday, according to the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, including 20 locations in Philadelphia, two in Montgomery County, and one in Delaware County.
No more than 25 people — including both employees and customers — will be allowed in a store at one time, and the first hour each store is open will be be reserved for customers ages 65 and older, the PCLB said in a news release. Fine Wine & Good Spirits customers will also be expected to wear face masks while in stores, practice social distancing protocols, and refrain from touching items they do not intend to buy.
In addition, store employees will perform “enhanced and frequent cleaning and disinfecting,” the PCLB said, and store hours will be modified to allow time for cleaning and restocking.
Since March, the state liquor stores have remained closed due to the coronavirus, causing online booze sales to spike. In April, as the PCLB began to reopen some stores in Philadelphia for curbside pick-up, an Inquirer analysis found them to be mainly located in the city’s whitest neighborhoods.
As of Friday, outdoor dining in the Philadelphia area will also be permitted to resume.
Below is a list of the the newly reopened Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores in the region.