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PLCB grants Kutztown's request to curtail liquor store's hours

Published On: Jan 04 2013 12:15:01 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 04 2013 05:21:58 PM CST

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has, at least temporarily, granted a request by Kutztown officials to curtail the hours at its liquor store in the borough.

HARRISBURG, Pa. -

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has, at least temporarily, granted a request by Kutztown officials to curtail the hours at its liquor store in the borough.

In a letter sent to the PLCB in November, the borough council requested the store on Constitution Boulevard close at 7p.m. instead of 9 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Borough officials said they hoped the move would cut down on binge drinking by college students.

The PLCB announced Friday that it has granted Kutztown's request on a six-month basis, despite concerns it had about the impact the modified hours would have on customers who are not part of the issue.

The PLCB said it will re-evaluate the change in six months and decide then whether it should be made permanent.

"As a retailer, we aim to provide good customer service and convenience while also being a good neighbor in the communities that we serve.  There's a balance between those two goals that we strive to achieve," said Stacy Kriedeman, deputy director of external affairs for the PLCB.

The store remains closed on Sunday.