Duquesne Law Review


The Pennsylvania Liquor Code vests exclusive control over all aspects of the regulation of liquor sales in the state Liquor Control Board. In doing so, the power of local governments to regulate land use within their boundaries is usurped when it comes to the location of liquor-licensed establishments. This article looks at the effect of state level regulation of the location of liquor establishments on both the local citizenry and the owners of licensed liquor establishments and argues in favor of more localized control over the location of such establishments.

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