Crackdown aimed at 'Stop and Go' liquor sales in Philly

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Philadelphia lawmakers are celebrating a bill aimed at cracking down on so-called "Stop and Go" establishments.

The bill now headed to the desk of Governor Tom Wolf gives the Liquor Control Board more power to crack down on the corner stores that sell alcohol.

The businesses have liquor licenses but often violate code when it comes to seating, food sales, and health licenses.

The "Stop and Go" legislation would allow the LCB to immediately suspend licenses if stores are found to be in violation.

"This has not just happened overnight, it's been a problem for a long time. Many members have worked on this, and we're just glad to get something to the governor that will solve this quality of life issue," said Rep. Jordan Harris (D-Phila.)

The board would also be able to take action from reports by law enforcement or health officials.

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