DuBois, PA – The City of DuBois approved the transfer of a liquor license to the Martin’s store on Hoover Avenue.
Josh Erb, manager of special projects for Giant and Martin’s stores, says it’ll be more convenient for customers, but there are also plenty of safeguards in place.
Cashiers will check IDs of everyone buying alcohol. Although the Martin’s will sell single beers that can be consumed in the café, there is a strict two-beer limit. Customers must also buy a meal if they will be drinking.
They also have the option to purchase beer or wine to go. There is a limit of 192 ounces of beer at a time to take home, or about two six packs. The limit for wine is four bottles at a time.
Now that DuBois has approved the license, the next step is for Martin’s to apply through the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, which could take the next few months.
The license was purchased by Martin’s from a PLCB auction of expired licenses. This one originally came from Clearfield Borough.
Martin’s is hoping to begin selling beer and wine in early 2018. The store will take about 8 weeks to renovate, but business will continue as usual during that time. The deli and carry out section would be temporarily closed as they remodel the section to include alcohol.
When the café inside Martin’s eventually opens, it would be able to sell beer and wine from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Sundays.