Beer sales are expected to begin by summer at the Giant Eagle grocery store at Logan Town Centre.
"We hope to begin construction shortly after the Easter holiday. We are not sure how long the construction will take," said Marc McKillop, store director. "Hopefully we will be up and running by summer but we don't have any specific date."
Bill McKillop and family, who own and operate the Giant Eagle, revealed plans in August to sell beer after constructing a cafe with indoor and outdoor seating, along with a wall to restrict access.
McKillop said his store will enforce restrictions followed at other Giant Eagle locations where beer is sold.
Like the Wegmans supermarket chain, which sells beer in five of its restaurants, Giant Eagle limits customers to two six-packs for takeout and two beers for on-site consumption. All buyers need to show an identification card with a birth date.
The McKillops opened a Giant Eagle store in Indiana in November, where they are selling beer.
"That store has a big beer selection with probably at least 200 kinds of beer," said Dick Roberts, Giant Eagle spokesman.
"The response has been great. Our customers appreciate the one-stop shopping. It is convenient for them," McKillop said.
The Logan Town Centre store will sell imports, micro brews and domestic beers, Roberts said.