Washington, D.C.-area alcohol sales have surged in the weeks after local stay-at-home orders, at least partly fueled by the closure of liquor sales in much of neighboring Pennsylvania. A series of records requests and interviews by the News4 I-Team found the spike was most pronounced in March. “Because everybody is staying home, it’s the only vice they can have...
There’s a spillover when it comes to alcohol sales in the D.C. area. Pennsylvania shuttered many of its liquor stores during this emergency, and as Scott MacFarlane and the News4 I-Team report, that meant the booze business was booming here.