Garces Trading Company, which enjoys special status because of the State Store on its premises (1111 Locust St.), has obtained a liquor license, effective dinnertime, Friday, Oct. 1.
What this means is that patrons can still buy a bottle of wine from the State Store and enjoy it at their table with no upcharge, and they now can order wine and beer by the glass, which is upcharged. There are pitcher options, too.
The state Liquor Control Board has been sued over the store-inside-a-restaurant arrangement. That case is now in Commonwealth Court. Garces' new license may have a bearing on the lawsuit. Garces is not a party to the lawsuit.