Monday, July 13, 2009
Seven Fields will hold a special public hearing tonight to address a local grocery store's liquor license application. The hearing will take input from residents that may have an issue with it. The local Giant Eagle has plans to serve beer, malt beverages and possibly wine from its indoor cafe if granted the license. Seven Fields Borough Manager Tom Smith says the public hearing is standard procedure mandated by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. Although he says no one has made complaints about the issue, that still remains to be seen until the hearing. The hearing will be held at the Seven Fields Municipal Building, at 6pm. Smith says this could become an added asset for the community. Although the grocery chain has mode no official announcement there are rumors that Giant Eagle could expand the size of its cafe to look more like a restaurant and it could start selling take-out beer. A state court ruling recently ended a Sheetz store's efforts to sell to-go beer from its cafe. That store was offering the take out product but not allowing it in-store consumption. The judges ruled such a set up ran contrary to the law.