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Ridley gives Royal Farms green light for beer sales



RIDLEY TOWNSHIP It’s a go for beer and wine sales at Royal Farms convenience store and gas station at 105 S. Stewart Ave.

The commissioners Wednesday night approved a request by the Baltimore-based company for an inter-municipal transfer of the liquor license from Campbell’s Boat House Inc. in Upper Providence to its store in the township. Campbell’s has been demolished to make way for a new Wawa at the intersection of Route 252 and the Media Bypass.

“This is no different from what Acme does, what Wawa does,” said Bob Willert, president of the board of commissioners.

Both of these stores sell beer and wine. Wawa’s only alcohol outlet in Delaware County is at its store on Naamans Creek Road at Route 202 in Concord Township. Wawa had to design a section in the store to accommodate a separate section used for beer sales, and seating adequate to meet the state’s restaurant requirement.

The Royal Farms on Stewart Avenue already has seating for 30 customers inside its township location.

Attorney Jonathan Jordan made the case for Royal Farms for the liquor license transfer at a public hearing before the commissioners on Dec. 14. He told the commissioners it is company policy to allow only one alcoholic drink for consumption inside the store. No open containers can be carried to picnic tables outside the store.

“It’s not a place for a ‘night on the town,’” Jordan assured the commissioners.

“Royal Farms answered all our questions,” Willert said. “One beer at a time while you are inside, but plenty of chicken.”

Royal Farms is noted for its fried chicken.

Jordan said security cameras will monitor both inside and outside the store and Royal Farms policy is to “card” anyone who appears to be under the age of 40. For take-out, two six packs of beer or four bottles of wine would be the limit. Beer sales will be allowed between 7 a.m. and 2 a.m., but wine sales will stop at 11 p.m.

“I have not had any calls from residents about the liquor license transfer, and no one had any objection. No one opposed the transfer at the hearing,” Willert noted.

Jordan said Royal Farms has 13 stores in Pennsylvania. There are three in the county, one in Upper Chichester, one in Glenolden and the township store. There are 180 stores in the family-owned company founded in 1959. The company sells beer and wine at their locations in Maryland and Virginia. Royal Farms is also attempting to get a liquor license at its stores in Hatfield, Montgomery County, and in Littlestown, Adams County.

Beer and wine sales will soon be available at the Upper Chichester location.

“We bought a license that was already in Upper Chichester,” Jordan said.

There was no word on just when beer and wine will be available at the Stewart Avenue location.


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