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A Grocer Goes Hunting For ‘Zombie’ Among Us

These ‘Zombies’ Are Worth Sizeable Sums

Giant Food Stores – which operates supermarkets in Upland Square, Gilbertsville, North Coventry, and Royersford – this month paid $463,802 for a single liquor license available in Montgomery County that was up for auction by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. The license was known as a “zombie:” one that got pulled from a previous licensee due to enforcement actions, financial troubles, or for other reasons. Giant picked up a second license in Chester County too, for a little less: $454,301. What’s its interest? State liquor law reforms approved last June will soon let grocery stores like Giant and other retailers sell spirits. They’ll need licenses to do that. Ca-ching.

Petitioning For A Bridge

A Grocer Goes Hunting For 'Zombie' Among Us

The intersection at Route 100 and Shoemaker Road in Pottstown
(Photo from Google Maps 3D)

There’s been discussion about pedestrian safety at the intersection of Route 100 and Shoemaker Road in Pottstown since the March 3 (2017; Friday) traffic accident that claimed the life of 24-year-old walker Donald “Donnie” Purnell. Borough resident Dahlia Temple claims it’s “a dangerous intersection that pedestrians need to cross very often” against fast-moving traffic. She’s begun a petition drive at Change.org that seeks to encourage building a pedestrian bridge “to prevent further accidents from happening.” As of Monday morning (March 13) it gained more than 800 signatures. If you support the cause, find it here.

If You Intend To Take A Bus Today

High School Students On A Mission

A Grocer Goes Hunting For 'Zombie' Among UsPottsgrove High students who are members of its “Spark The Wave” group will spend the next 30 days collecting new or gently used children’s clothing, coats and shoes for donation to “Cradles To Crayons.” It’s a charitable organization dedicated to help “children from birth through age 12 living in homeless or low-income situations.” Find a specific list of what students are looking for, here. (Hat tip to Lisa Smoyer via the PGSD Discussion Group on Facebook).

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