By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The pandemic didn’t stop people from buying booze. In fact, a record number of was sold.READ MORE: All Northbound I-279 Lanes Closed After Reported Vehicle Fire
The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board brought in almost $3 billion in sales during its fiscal year, which ended June 30.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Mayoral Candidates Ed Gainey, Tony Moreno Take Debate Stage On KDKA
That total is almost 14% higher than the previous year. That resulted in a net income totaling almost $265 million.MORE NEWS: 6 Tornadoes Tear Through Western Pennsylvania
The boost comes after most restaurants and bars were shut down much of last year or limited as to when and what they could sell.