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Turkey Hill Near Hellertown Wants to Sell Beer, Add Seating Area

A busy convenience store in Bethlehem at the I-78 interchange at Rt. 412 and close to the borough of Hellertown is requesting that Bethlehem City Council approve a liquor license transfer that would allow it to sell beer.

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A busy convenience store/gas station in Bethlehem at the I-78 interchange at Rt. 412 and close to the borough of Hellertown is requesting that Bethlehem City Council approve a liquor license transfer that would allow it to sell beer–up to a dozen 16 ounce beers–and add seating for 30 people where beer could be consumed in the store, which is a requirement of the license, Lehigh Valley Live reported Wednesday.

The Turkey Hill Minit Market at 1140 Hellertown Road is also considering selling bottles of wine for takeout in the future, according to a letter to the city from attorney Paul A. Namey of the firm Flaherty & O’Hara, the website reported.

A public hearing about the transfer request is scheduled for Tuesday, June 20 at 7 p.m. in Town Hall at the City Center complex.

If the request is approved, the Turkey Hill would become the first convenience store or grocery store in the Hellertown area to sell beer and another part of a spawning commercial redevelopment of the Rt. 412 corridor north of I-78, where the roadway was recently widened. A project to improve the road between the interchange and the Sands casino in South Bethlehem cost tens of millions of dollar and was finally completed in late 2016, after lasting nearly four years.

A Walmart Supercenter and a Dunkin’ Donuts are both planned for construction on opposite sides of the divided highway, near Commerce Center Boulevard, about half a mile north of the interstate.

The Turkey Hill Minit Market at 1140 Hellertown Road, Bethlehem, would be the first convenience or grocery store in the Hellertown area to sell beer if a liquor license transfer is approved by Bethlehem City Council.

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Josh Popichak

Josh Popichak is the owner, publisher and editor of Saucon Source. A Lehigh Valley native, he's covered local news since 2005 and previously worked for Berks-Mont News and AOL/Patch. Contact him at josh@sauconsource.com.

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