PA state senator gives up on Kennywood beer opposition

Posted Thursday, July 19, 2012 10:38 AM | Contributed by Jeff

A state senator said on Wednesday that he is dropping his objection to Kennywood’s plan to sell beer. Amusement park officials met with Sen. Jim Ferlo, D-Highland Park, to alleviate his concerns about beer disrupting the family-friendly atmosphere, park spokesman Jeff Filicko said.

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Sunday, July 22, 2012 11:46 AM
bjames's avatar

Gotta love these stories where the politician thinks he knows how to manage the amusement park better than its managers. Butt out!

Sunday, July 22, 2012 11:58 AM

It got his name in the news didn't it? That's all he wanted......

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 3:07 PM
janfrederick's avatar

And probably got a free case of beer too... ;)

"I go out at 3 o' clock for a quart of milk and come home to my son treating his body like an amusement park!" - Estelle Costanza
Monday, July 30, 2012 1:46 PM

I'll drink to that!

BTW, what's this crap about the park striking a deal with Ferlo? Are they admitting that individual legislators can override state agencies and make their own deals with private businesses?

More than likely, limiting sales to two designated areas was all that the park wanted to do anyway, and limiting the hours in which alcohol could be sold was a condition set by the LCB. This guy had nothing to do with it, but he gets to puff his chest out and show that he's protecting his constituents.

Last edited by RatherGoodBear, Monday, July 30, 2012 1:52 PM

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