Council to Consider Liquor License Transfer Request for Giant

On the agenda for the next Lower Saucon Township Council meeting is an item that may be of interest to anyone who consumes alcoholic beverages and shops at the Giant Food Store in the township–the only supermarket in the Saucon Valley School District.

Listed under township business items is consideration of a request for council to authorize advertisement of an intermunicipal liquor license transfer for the store, which is located at 1880 Leithsville Road in the Creekside Marketplace shopping center.

An email request for comment from Giant’s public relations department on the liquor license transfer request was not immediately answered.

However, since Pennsylvania’s recent relaxation of some of its liquor laws, more and more supermarkets in the Lehigh Valley area have begun to acquire liquor licenses in order to sell beer and/or wine to customers.

State law requires that supermarkets and convenience stores must serve food and provide a cafe seating area in order to obtain a license to sell beer or wine.

Hard liquor is still the domain of Pennsylvania’s state stores, one of which is located in the same shopping center as Giant.

The Lower Saucon Township Giant was remodeled three years ago, when a Starbucks coffee shop opened there.

The council meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15 at Lower Saucon Town Hall, 3700 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bethlehem.

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