During February & March 2015, the WCDC held a petition drive & collected the necessary number of signatures to place a Liquor License Referendum on the primary ballot — over 3,000 signatures were collected! On May 19, the municipal primary election day, over 60 percent of Wilkinsburg voters voted to allow licenses in our borough for the first time since 1935. Based on population size, Wilkinsburg may have up to five licensed establishments without a variance.

For more on this exciting news, check out these stories:

May 19, 2015

Voters approve liquor sales in Bellevue and Wilkinsburg

Wilkinsburg, Bellevue voters favoring allowing liquor licenses for first time 

Wilkinsburg, Bellevue Voters Okay Lifting Ban On Liquor Licenses

Say Bye To Dry: Wilkinsburg, Bellevue To Grant Liquor Licenses

Two communities vote on granting liquor licenses

Primary Day: Election fun elsewhere

May 20, 2015

Booze is Back: Voters End Prohibition in 2 Pittsburgh Suburbs

Wilkinsburg, Bellevue residents vote ‘yes’ to lift 80-year-old liquor ban

Cheers! Some Pennsylvania voters say ‘yes’ to liquor sales

Restaurateur quickly applies for Bellevue liquor license

‘Most people just got it’: Wilkinsburg no longer ‘dry’ town

May 23, 2015: ‘Dry’ no more: Wilkinsburg, Bellevue restaurant owners expect to benefit

May 24, 2015: The Next Page: You can wet your whistle in Wilkinsburg after 145 years

May 28, 2015: Wilkinsburg and Bellevue vote to allow liquor sales