Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage and Tavern Association

Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage and Tavern Association The Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage and Tavern Association is a statewide association based in Harrisburg, representing small business taverns and licensed restaurants in the Commonwealth.

The Association reorganized in 2019. @TavernPA Nonprofit Organization

Operating as usual

Reading Eagle: 8 Berks County restaurants among 22 state is petitioning Commonwealth Court to close and finehttps://www....
12/30/2020
8 Berks County restaurants among 22 state is petitioning Commonwealth Court to close and fine

Reading Eagle: 8 Berks County restaurants among 22 state is petitioning Commonwealth Court to close and fine

https://www.readingeagle.com/coronavirus/8-berks-county-restaurants-among-22-state-is-petitioning-commonwealth-court-to-close-and-fine/article_d617702e-4a1e-11eb-ad2a-03917bbaf8d2.html?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=socialflow&utm_content=fb-readingeagle&utm_medium=social&fbclid=IwAR0lO0dAfGe6mBGclYlfoEKMrqQbwnxWZPivPDvhBcGDxko5iQsJl6iThqg

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has petitioned the Commonwealth Court to shut down and fine 22 restaurants for violating COVID-19 restrictions, including eight in Berks County.

The Center Square: Restaurants in Pennsylvania find creative ways to survive amid pandemic restrictionshttps://www.thece...
12/28/2020
Restaurants in Pennsylvania find creative ways to survive amid pandemic restrictions

The Center Square: Restaurants in Pennsylvania find creative ways to survive amid pandemic restrictions

https://www.thecentersquare.com/pennsylvania/restaurants-in-pennsylvania-find-creative-ways-to-survive-amid-pandemic-restrictions/article_a687cd58-494d-11eb-98b9-2bcc72f28ac7.html

(The Center Square) – It’s been two weeks since Gov. Tom Wolf banned indoor dining and alcohol sales at restaurants statewide amid an alarming spike in COVID-19 hospitalizations.

Fox 43 York: York County restaurants band together to survive off takeout businessThank you, Harri Leigh for covering th...
12/28/2020
York County restaurants band together to survive off takeout business

Fox 43 York: York County restaurants band together to survive off takeout business

Thank you, Harri Leigh for covering this cause and including the PLBTA in your coverage. This concept is wonderful and can easily be duplicated in other locations of the state.

https://www.fox43.com/article/news/community/york-county-restaurants-band-together-to-survive-off-takeout-business/521-edb9a7b3-b7aa-4222-b85d-808932159079

Small restaurants in York County, still struggling under operating restrictions in Pennsylvania, started a social media page to support and promote each other.

Members ... we issued a Coronavirus Alert this morning to report on the overnight developments coming from Washington, D...
12/22/2020

Members ... we issued a Coronavirus Alert this morning to report on the overnight developments coming from Washington, DC, and how the new stimulus package impacts taverns and licensed restaurants. Also included was the latest from the LCE and Agriculture on their efforts to crack down on those defying the temporary state order.

Who wishes Pennsylvania wasn't waiting for DC to do something? Check out what other states have done to help small busin...
12/18/2020
These states got tired of waiting for Washington, went ahead with their own coronavirus stimulus

Who wishes Pennsylvania wasn't waiting for DC to do something? Check out what other states have done to help small business taverns and restaurants .

Yahoo Finance: These states got tired of waiting for Washington, went ahead with their own coronavirus stimulus
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/these-states-got-tired-of-waiting-for-washington-went-ahead-with-their-own-coronavirus-stimulus-152937180.html

The Paycheck Protection Program ended in August and any additional help for businesses has been on ice for months. In the interim, a range of states stepped into the breach.

Thank you Ford Turner for including us in this story from the Allentown Morning Call.Lehigh Valley lawmakers want corona...
12/18/2020
Lehigh Valley lawmakers want coronavirus-hammered Pennsylvania restaurants to keep sales tax they collect

Thank you Ford Turner for including us in this story from the Allentown Morning Call.

Lehigh Valley lawmakers want coronavirus-hammered Pennsylvania restaurants to keep sales tax they collect

https://www.mcall.com/news/pennsylvania/capitol-ideas/mc-nws-pa-restaurants-sales-tax-20201217-f4dvpmfotfeorfz6ehayp54vrq-story.html

Two Lehigh Valley lawmakers — Democratic Sen. Lisa Boscola and Republican Rep. Gary Day — want the state’s coronavirus-hammered restaurants to be allowed to keep the 6% sales tax they collect as soon as possible to offset huge financial losses during the pandemic.

Members ... we will be issuing a Coronavirus Alert today to reflect some decisions the PLCB made this morning that may i...
12/16/2020

Members ... we will be issuing a Coronavirus Alert today to reflect some decisions the PLCB made this morning that may impact your business. Please look for the alert later today.

We want to welcome Hospitality Risk Consultants, LLC, as a new Associate Member and Preferred Vendor of the Pennsylvania...
12/16/2020
Hospitality Risk Consultants | Hospitality Insurance Experts

We want to welcome Hospitality Risk Consultants, LLC, as a new Associate Member and Preferred Vendor of the Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage and Tavern Association.

Insuring today … Securing tomorrow. Hospitality Risk Consultants culminated from a leadership group with over 75 years’ experience in the insurance industry, 40 plus years in the hospitality industry, and dozens of years in the legal world. We specialize in providing comprehensive insurance risk solutions to both the policyholder and the ability to accommodate building relationships and working together with independent agents and brokers already servicing the hospitality industry. Contact Patrick Joliet at (814) 954-8799 or [email protected]. Visit Hospitality Risk Consultants on the Web at www.hrcnortheast.com.

Contact us for a quote on hospitality business insurance programs. We understand the unique needs of your business. Call today at 814-954-8799.

Newsweek: Restaurants and Bars Account for Less Than 2 Percent of New COVID-19 Cases in New YorkNOTE: Pennsylvania's con...
12/15/2020
Restaurants and bars account for less than 2 percent of new COVID-19 cases in New York

Newsweek: Restaurants and Bars Account for Less Than 2 Percent of New COVID-19 Cases in New York

NOTE: Pennsylvania's contact tracing numbers are strikingly similar yet mitigation in Pennsylvania is currently harsher on a statewide basis compared to New York.

https://www.newsweek.com/restaurants-bars-account-less-2-percent-new-covid-19-cases-new-york-1554206

Statewide contact-tracing data shows that bars and restaurants account for only 1.4 percent of new coronavirus cases in New York, while private household gatherings account for the majority of the spread.

PA Department Of Agriculture Threatens Closures Of Breweries Not Complying With Current Mandateshttps://www.breweriesinp...
12/15/2020
PA Department Of Agriculture Threatens Closures Of Breweries Not Complying With Current Mandates - Breweries in PA

PA Department Of Agriculture Threatens Closures Of Breweries Not Complying With Current Mandates

https://www.breweriesinpa.com/pa-department-of-agriculture-threatens-closures-of-breweries-not-complying-with-current-mandates/

In an email we obtained from an anonymous source, we learned that the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is threatening to fine and close businesses that continue to offer indoor dining despite the recent state mandates. The email, which can be read in its entirety below, specifically states the...

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12/12/2020

https://www.facebook.com/109494800703733/posts/213814806938398/?d=n

THE SOCIAL MEDIA SHAMING OF RESTAURANTS AND SMALL BUSINESSES NEEDS TO STOP!

Earlier this year we did a fundraiser to support our local restaurants and those in need. While doing this, we visited 33 Carlisle restaurants.

Every time, we were amazed by their efforts to keep people safe. At no point in time did I feel unsafe.

Considering what I personally saw and experienced, I was struggling to understand the new restrictions. The local restaurants and small businesses in Carlisle have been incredibly dedicated in keeping their customers safe. The time, money and effort is truly commendable.

To better understand the new restrictions for restaurants, we headed to the big stores in Carlisle today. Walmart, Target, Kohl’s, Lowe’s and a drive by of the State Store.

I needed to see for myself how these stores could possibly be “safer” then our local restaurants. I needed to see for myself what the crowds looked like. I took photos at every location, so people can see for themselves.

If you are truly concerned about public safety, I urge you to redirect that boycotting mentality to those big stores!

Restaurants and Small Businesses have already suffered devastating losses. The comments, bullying, public shaming and other actions targeted at small businesses and restaurants is unacceptable.

Many small business owners are barely hanging on. They are on the verge of losing everything. Their businesses, their homes, their livelihood, their families well-being and much more. Some can’t possibly absorb another round of restrictions. It isn’t greed or a political statement, it’s survival.

They aren’t choosing to ignore public safety or disregarding the value of life. In fact they have invested thousands of dollars to protect their customers and keep them safe.

After experiencing the safety measures in place at local businesses/restaurants and comparing them to what I saw at those big stores today, I can no longer sit in silence. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

Stop shaming small businesses and restaurants. And stop tolerating this abusive behavior from others. It’s no ok. Instead put your effort into sharing a post about a business or restaurants you do support, or any effort to support the businesses and restaurants of your choosing.

Tribune-Review: Pennsylvania among the booziest states during holidays, surveys say"“It may help the state stores and th...
12/11/2020
Pennsylvania among the booziest states during holidays, surveys say

Tribune-Review: Pennsylvania among the booziest states during holidays, surveys say

"“It may help the state stores and the beer distributors, since they haven’t been asked to limit their business, and that the number of house parties and private gatherings have been increasing as we move into the holiday season,” PLBTA's Moran said. “But as far as taverns and licensed restaurants go, because of limitations placed on establishments, patrons are finding other places to enjoy a beer or mixed drink.”

https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/pennsylvania-among-the-booziest-states-during-holidays-surveys-say/

Pennsylvanians and booze at the holidays go together like Santa Claus and his red suit, according to a couple of recent surveys. The Keystone State is one of the drunkest places in the U.S. during the holiday season, with the average Pennsylvanian quaffing four alcoholic beverages a day, according t...

PLBTA Statement: Industry Targeted Again With No Help Again; PLBTA Calls For Special SessionThe following is a statement...
12/10/2020
PLBTA Statement: Industry Targeted Again With No Help Again; PLBTA Calls For Special Session | PA Taverns

PLBTA Statement: Industry Targeted Again With No Help Again; PLBTA Calls For Special Session

The following is a statement from Chuck Moran, executive director of the Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage and Tavern Association, regarding Governor Wolf’s announcement today to eliminate indoor dining at taverns and restaurants as part of his COVID-19 mitigation efforts.

(Harrisburg, Pa. – December 10, 2020) The long rumored “shutdown” has now been made official by Governor Tom Wolf, in part targeting taverns and licensed restaurants by eliminating indoor dining over the holidays.

Once again, small business taverns and licensed restaurants are bearing the brunt of the mitigation order with no financial or legislative help on the horizon.

... to read the rest of the statement, follow this link https://pataverns.com/statementdec10mitigation/

December 10, 2020 By pataverns in Latest News Comments Off on PLBTA Statement: Industry Targeted Again With No Help Again; PLBTA Calls For Special Session PLBTA Statement: Industry Targeted Again With No Help Again; PLBTA Calls For Special Session Chuck Moran, Executive Director The following is a s...

Members ... we just sent you details of today's announcement from Governor Wolf with new mitigation orders for the indus...
12/10/2020

Members ... we just sent you details of today's announcement from Governor Wolf with new mitigation orders for the industry through the holiday season. Please check your email.

Governor Wolf and DOH Secretary Levine to have an announcement today at 4 p.m.
12/10/2020

Governor Wolf and DOH Secretary Levine to have an announcement today at 4 p.m.

Pa. cites Western Pa. bars for violating covid restrictionshttps://triblive.com/local/regional/pa-cites-western-pa-bars-...
12/10/2020
Pa. cites Western Pa. bars for violating covid restrictions

Pa. cites Western Pa. bars for violating covid restrictions

https://triblive.com/local/regional/pa-cites-western-pa-bars-for-violating-covid-restrictions/

More than a dozen bars in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties received citations from the state’s Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement in November for violating covid-19 mitigation measures, ranging from not requiring masks to serving alcohol without food. In addition, an East Carson Street bar wa...

Benninghoff to Gov. Wolf: Do Not Cancel Christmashttp://www.kerrybenninghoff.com/News/18706/Latest-News/Benninghoff-to-G...
12/09/2020
Benninghoff to Gov. Wolf: Do Not Cancel Christmas | PA State Rep. Kerry Benninghoff

Benninghoff to Gov. Wolf: Do Not Cancel Christmas

http://www.kerrybenninghoff.com/News/18706/Latest-News/Benninghoff-to-Gov-Wolf-Do-Not-Cancel-Christmas-

Benninghoff to Gov. Wolf: Do Not Cancel Christmas Dec. 09, 2020 HARRISBURG – In anticipation of several new COVID-19 mitigation mandates expected to be announced by Gov. Tom Wolf, Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) made the following statement: “Gov. Wolf, do...

Members ... please remember that rumors are only rumors. Whenever the governor has made a COVID decision impacting our i...
12/09/2020
Confusion around New Coronavirus (COVID-19) Restrictions in Pennsylvania

Members ... please remember that rumors are only rumors. Whenever the governor has made a COVID decision impacting our industry, our association and other industry associations have been given a heads up prior to any announcement. If and when any official notification is coming, we will send Members an alert.

https://www.erienewsnow.com/story/43027527/pennsylvania-expected-to-announce-new-restrictions-on-gatherings-events-and-businesses-that-will-start-saturday

Multiple sources told Erie News Now the state would be implementing restrictions similar to those enacted by Philadelphia in mid-November, but the press secretary for Gov. Tom Wolf's Office said this

The December edition of our magazine has now been distributed. Lots of great stories in Pennsylvania Beverage Media this...
12/07/2020

The December edition of our magazine has now been distributed. Lots of great stories in Pennsylvania Beverage Media this month.

If you're not a Member, you're missing out on this great benefit. Consider joining today. https://pataverns.com/annual-membership-v2/

We want to thank these 19 establishments that either renewed their Memberships or joined for the first time between Octo...
12/04/2020

We want to thank these 19 establishments that either renewed their Memberships or joined for the first time between October 7 and November 9. Thank you for your support of organized taverns! All are listed in the December edition of our magazine -- Pennsylvania Beverage Media.

If you're not a part of organized taverns and you own a tavern, bar, pub or licensed restaurant, then you should be. Join today to have your voice heard at the state capitol. https://pataverns.com/annual-membership-v2/

PLBTA President Tom Tyler, owner of McStew's Irish Sports Pub in Bucks County, was a guest on the KDKA Pittsburgh mornin...
11/30/2020
Tom Tyler, Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage And Tavern Association President

PLBTA President Tom Tyler, owner of McStew's Irish Sports Pub in Bucks County, was a guest on the KDKA Pittsburgh morning show with Larry Richert and Kevin Battle today. You can listen to the show via the link below.

https://www.radio.com/podcasts/the-kdka-radio-morning-show-with-larry-richert-and-kevin-battle-268/tom-tyler-pennsylvania-licensed-beverage-and-tavern-association-president-351235363

Tom Tells Us How Restaurants Are Managing Business With The Ongoing Restrictions.

We forgot to mention one thing today ... as we were busy with FOX News America's Newsroom, we were also busy yesterday w...
11/25/2020
After Thanksgiving Eve ban on alcohol sales, Pennsylvania bars hit legislators for "sacrificing" them by failing to act on relief package

We forgot to mention one thing today ... as we were busy with FOX News America's Newsroom, we were also busy yesterday with Newsweek for another national story titled "After Thanksgiving Eve Ban on Alcohol Sales, Pennsylvania Bars Hit Legislators for 'Sacrificing' Them by Failing to Act on Relief Package".

Again, we're happy to take the struggles of Pennsylvania's taverns, licensed restaurants, and clubs to the national media. You can read the Newsweek story via this link ... https://www.newsweek.com/after-thanksgiving-eve-ban-alcohol-sales-pennsylvania-bars-hit-legislators-sacrificing-them-1549858

A bar and tavern association acknowledged it must do its part to keep people safe, but it couldn't understand why legislators weren't providing financial help.

We’re happy to take the struggles of Pennsylvania’s taverns, licensed restaurants and clubs to a national audience. Than...
11/25/2020

We’re happy to take the struggles of Pennsylvania’s taverns, licensed restaurants and clubs to a national audience. Thank you FOX News America’s Newsroom for inviting us to your show.

The Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage and Tavern Association is proud to join forces with nearly 80 other statewide associa...
11/25/2020
Press Releases | PA Chamber

The Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage and Tavern Association is proud to join forces with nearly 80 other statewide associations to encourage Governor Wolf to sign or let HB 1737 become law.

You can read more via the Pennsylvania Chamber’s website at the link below

NEARLY 80 ASSOCIATIONS – REPRESENTING A WIDE RANGE OF CONSTITUENCIES – CALL ON GOVERNOR TO SIGN H.B. 1737 INTO LAW

https://www.pachamber.org/media/3281/Coalition_Letter_Supporting_HB_1737_112420/

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The Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage and Tavern Association is a statewide association based in Harrisburg, representing and lobbying for small business taverns and licensed restaurants in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Association formed in 1941, reorganized in 2019, and today advocates for best practices and rights within the industry as well as best experiences for patrons. We are the leading trade association exclusively serving small business taverns and licensed restaurants in Pennsylvania. Our legislative representation for our Members at the State Capitol is second to none. We strive to promote regulations, rules, and laws that help our Members. From corner bars, delis and neighborhood taverns to five-star restaurants and resorts, our industry supports more than 150,000 Pennsylvanian jobs, and remains an established, important part of our communities. To become a member, visit www.pataverns.com. Follow us on Twitter @TavernPA

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