Borough's change in liquor laws leads to big boom in business

Borough's change in liquor laws leads to big boom in business

BELLEVUE, Pa. — The borough of Bellevue is in transition.

Since the borough legalized the sale of alcohol in 2015, the borough has seen a boom. A number of new businesses are opening up, including a restaurant that will receive the borough’s second liquor license.

"A lot of younger people are moving to the area, buying old homes and rehabbing them," said Matt Pupo, manager of restaurant Revival on Lincoln.

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Changing the liquor law was one of the primary goals of economic development group Bonafide Bellevue, which pushed the move for a decade.

"That's really been a main component for bringing restaurants in," said founder Kathy Coder.

Pupo and Revival co-owner John King think Bellevue will become one of the area's hot spots in the next five to 10 years.

"There's no restaurant like this in the area," King said. "You have to travel quite a bit to get a fine dining restaurant."