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Beer distributor proposed for old Superior Plumbing on Snyder Ave.

Thanks to the neighborhood tipster who notified us of this story. If you see something, say something – in an email to

An orange liquor-license app popped up in the window at 1218 Snyder Ave., the former Superior Plumbing supply store that closed in August.

1218 snyder

This type of application is not for a restaurant, but a beer distributor, which means selling by the case.

Google streetview screen grab

Google streetview screen grab

There are several peculiar things about this application, though. For one, it doesn’t list a lawyer representing the transfer of the liquor license. It’s also filled out incorrectly, since this is a new owner and a new location, not just a new owner as the app indicates.

Then when you search the state Liquor Control Board’s website, there are no names or officers listed, also a no-no. How does the PLCB let that happen?

We’re trying to find out some more info and will keep you posted.


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2 Responses to Beer distributor proposed for old Superior Plumbing on Snyder Ave.

  1. fmd December 19, 2013 at 10:11 am #

    That’s disappointing. How many beer distributors does South Philly need?

  2. Kyle December 19, 2013 at 1:03 pm #

    I’ve been waiting for the closed up distributor on W Passyunk/Snyder to open back up, but this one is even closer to my house.

    All for it – hope they get their paperwork together.

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