Pennsylvania supermarket sells wine, a 1st since Prohibition

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Officials say a grocery store in Pennsylvania has become the first supermarket since Prohibition to sell wine in the state.

A Giant Eagle store in suburban Pittsburgh began selling wine Friday. Only state-owned liquor stores or kiosks had been allowed to sell wine since the nationwide constitutional ban on alcohol that lasted from 1920 to 1933.

Under a new law, customers can buy up to 3 liters of wine to go from businesses that hold restaurant or hotel liquor licenses.

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board says it has approved more than 80 supermarkets, restaurants and hotels to sell wine to go. The licenses became active this week, and sales also began at sub shops and eateries, including Big Woody's in Allentown and Super Sub & Six Pak's in Dubois.

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