Fine Wine & Good Spirits to open 60 more stores for in-person sales Friday, including 14 in Dauphin County – PennLive

Sixty more Fine Wine & Good Spirit stores across Pa. will open this Friday for limited in-person retail sales.

Fourteen of the locations are in Dauphin County which, along with Franklin, Huntingdon, Lebanon, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, and Schuylkill, moves into the yellow phase of Gov. Tom Wolf’s coronavirus reopening plan at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, May 29.

According to a news release from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, all store locations will be open for in-person sales in Lebanon County, as well, and a total of 349 will be statewide across 56 counties. Most that are not are still offering curbside pickup, and the Fine Wine & Good Spirits website is open, as well.

Click here to see which stores are now open for limited in-person sales in your county.

Customers can expect a different experience from what they found the last time they visited one of the state’s liquor stores, as the following mitigation efforts will be in place, according to a PLCB news release:

“Stores will limit the number of customers in a store at any time, allowing no more than 25 people (employees and customers) in any location and further restricting numbers of customers in smaller stores.

  • The first hour each store is open each day will be reserved for customers at high risk for COVID-19, including those 65 years of age and older. Voluntary compliance from all customers is encouraged in the interest of protecting the health and safety of our most vulnerable community members.
  • Customers and employees will be required to wear masks and practice social distancing, guided by signage throughout the stores.
  • Signage will also direct customers to follow one-way patterns to avoid cross-traffic and encourage them to refrain from touching products unless they intend to buy them.
  • Store employees will perform enhanced and frequent cleaning and disinfecting, and store hours will be modified to ensure appropriate time for cleaning and restocking.
  • All sales are final, and no returns will be accepted until further notice.”

Plexiglass barriers have been installed at registers, as well, and each location was sanitized before reopening.

“According to preliminary, unaudited figures, e-commerce sales from April 1 through May 28 total more than 204,000 orders for $19.6 million, excluding sales tax,” the PLCB said.

“In fiscal year 2018-19, e-commerce sales between July 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019, totaled 39,000 orders for $5 million.”

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