GetGo now selling beer – WTAE Pittsburgh

GetGo beer cooler

A walk-in beer cave is open to GetGo customers.

Amber Nicotra: @ANicotra_WTAE

GetGo beer cooler

A walk-in beer cave is open to GetGo customers.

Amber Nicotra: @ANicotra_WTAE

For the first time, customers can buy alcohol at a gas station convenience store in Western Pennsylvania.

A new GetGo that opened Monday on Route 51 in Forward Township, Allegheny County, is the first of the 190 Giant Eagle-owned locations to sell beer.

More than 100 domestic, craft and imported bottles will be available for sale in a walk-in beer cave that will be open seven days a week at the new convenience store.

“While we have an interest introducing a beer offering at future Pennsylvania GetGo locations, there are currently no confirmed plans to do so at this time,” spokesman Dick Roberts said in an email.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that the Malt Beverage Distributors Association of Pennsylvania may challenge Giant Eagle’s move, arguing that gas and alcohol shouldn’t be sold at the same location.

Roberts said Giant Eagle followed “all appropriate regulatory guidelines” during the restaurant license application process for the new GetGo.

Beer is also sold at 38 of Giant Eagle’s supermarkets across Pennsylvania.

FORWARD TOWNSHIP, Pa. —

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