Shoppers at Giant at 835 Bowman Street will now be able to pick up their groceries and a six-pack or bottle of wine in one trip.
Giant Food Stores President Nicholas Bertram, Pennsylvania State Representative Frank Ryan, and Lebanon Store Manager Eric Ludwig took part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the newest GIANT Beer & Wine Eatery, the company’s 100th.
During the ribbon-cutting ceremony, a $500 donation was made to Lebanon County Christian Ministries.
“The opening our 100th Beer & Wine Eatery is an exciting milestone for Giant as we continue to expand our unique offerings for our customers,” said Manuel Haro, vice president of strategy for GIANT Food Stores in a press release.
“Our customers are at the heart of all we do – from the local products we carry to the services we provide – no decision is made without them in mind. Since the opening of our very first Beer & Wine Eatery, we’ve received positive feedback, with customers telling us how much they love the convenience of being able to pick up beer and wine at our stores and we look forward to introducing this innovative concept to additional locations across the Commonwealth.”
Giant Food Stores has been instrumental in pushing for reform in the laws governing the sale of beer and wine in grocery stores. In 2011, a Giant-owned Martins Food Market in Indiana, Pennsylvania was the first Pennsylvania store in the company’s chain to begin selling beer.
According to Ludlow, the Lebanon store boasts a large beer selection that should satisfy any taste or occasion.
“With more than 300 varieties of local and national brands available, our associates are ready to assist customers in making their selections for summer barbecues, celebratory occasions or to help them locate a new favorite beer or wine,” he said in a release.
At the Lebanon location, customers can expect to find a vast selection of wine and hundreds of domestic, imported, and craft beers. A “mix-a-six” option is available where customers can create their own six-pack of craft beers.
Giant uses a 100% proof-of-age policy. This means that all customers, regardless of age, will be required to provide a valid ID to purchase alcohol.
Food options at the Beer & Wine Eatery include sandwiches, wraps, subs, and salads.
The Eatery is capable of seating 30 people and is open from 7am to to 10pm Monday through Saturday, and 9am to 10pm on Sunday.