Pennsylvania Considers Mobile Liquor Stores for Rural Areas

The state agency that regulates Pennsylvania liquor stores may take its products on the road.

The idea of mobile liquor stores is just one of several possibilities the agency is weighing to make wine and hard liquor more available in rural parts of the state, said Nick Hays, a spokesman for the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.

Board chairman P.J. Stapleton mentioned the idea Tuesday during a Senate hearing on the agency's budget, but said it's not a priority for the agency.

The agency hasn't fully investigated the concept, Hays said. Officials would have to determine whether state law allows it and whether it's logistically feasible, he said.

The agency oversees more than 600 liquor stores.