The location at 1851 Columbus Pike has applied for a D1 liquor permit, which allows for on-premises consumption of beer, or the sale of beer in sealed containers for carryout.
As with all liquor license applications in the city, a permit background investigation was done by Delaware Police. According to the report from that investigation, a Sheetz representative said the store wants to start selling a ‘Sheetz Freeze,’ which is a slushy with beer in it.
Such a product would typically be sold in a sealed container, for consumption at home. The representative told the city the new license would cover them if people start consuming the drink while inside the store waiting on food, or while eating inside the store.
The investigation into the licence application did not find reason for the city to object to the license. That investigation report will be presented to City Council during the January 23 meeting.
Pennsylvania-based Sheetz isn’t the only convenience store chain offering spiked slushies. Since 2019, at least 46 of Giant Eagle’s GetGo locations in Pennsylvania and Ohio are selling quick-frozen malt beverages, according to convenience store trade publication CSP.