The Sheetz along Route 356 in Buffalo Township (Butler County) is under scrutiny after parents and school officials were notified the Sheetz have applied for a liquor license to sell alcohol, which is less than 300-feet away from the newly built Freeport High School Stadium.
The convenience store is too close to the district’s high school to be selling alcohol, school board President Daniel Lucovich said.
“It’s too close to kids,” he said.
The state’s Liquor Control Board can grant or deny liquor licenses to businesses within 300 feet of schools, churches, hospitals, charitable institutions and playgrounds.
“We teach our kids about alcohol. We teach our kids about drugs,” Lucovich said. “To allow it to be sold right next to our school is silly.”
“The existence of one of these institutions does not automatically prevent a liquor license from being transferred to such a premises,” the exchange states on its website. “The Liquor Control Board has the power to approve the transfer, despite the existence of one of these institutions and even over its objection, but it must be convinced.”