Municipal leaders weighed in Friday on a lifeline Gov. Tom Wolf proposed for the bar and restaurant industry a day prior, with some saying it might help businesses but also could take away from revenue at a time when every little bit helps.
“Losing any money right now is big,” Hempfield Manager Jason Winters said.
Wolf, in a Thursday news conference at the LeMont Restaurant on Mt. Washington, announced he had asked the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to waive licensing fees for the more than 16,000 bars, restaurants, clubs and hotels for all of 2021.
He said the move would save the industry $20 million across the state next year, and he expects the PLCB to take up the issue at its next board meeting.
Restaurant and bar owners derided the