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AFTER A RESTAURANT IS EVICTED FROM ITS LOCATION, ITS LICENSE REMAINS ON AS THE TENANT

Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C.:   A restaurant or liquor store that possesses a liquor license and rents its premises from a landlord has a right to occupy that premise provided that it has a written lease or a month-to-month tenancy with the landlord.  When the lease ends, however, or the tenant is otherwise evicted from the premises, it Continue Reading...
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“Trading” in Alcoholic Beverage Licenses Can Be Dicey

  Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C.: The owner of an alcoholic beverage license possesses a significant and transferable asset, the value of which depends upon the “market” for such licenses in the municipality where the license was issued.  The owner of an all alcoholic beverage license for on-premises service in Boston, for example, can sell its license to Continue Reading...
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SUCCESS AT THE LOCAL LEVEL IN YOUR LIQUOR LICENSE APPLICATION

In Massachusetts, a municipality’s Local Licensing Authority (LLA) grants liquor licenses.  In the town of Saugus, the LLA is the Board of Selectmen.  On July 24, 2012, the LLA entertained three proposals for its sole remaining all alcohol license. The winning bid was J. Pace & Son Downtown, Inc. (“Pace”), who intends to lease the second floor of its commercial Continue Reading...
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LEGISLATURE PASSES MRA BACKED CATERERS LIQUOR LICENSE BILL

Massachusetts caterers gained a victory at the State House when their Massachusetts Restaurant Association sponsored proposal passed both the Senate and House of Representatives on July 26, 2012.  The Bill authorizes the ABCC to issue a new category of liquor license – an “annual caterers license” – for the purchase of alcohol from wholesalers, storage, transportation and sale at private Continue Reading...
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CHANGE IN MASSACHUSETTS LAW LETS WINERIES SELL WINE AT FARMER’S MARKETS AND AGRICULTURAL EVENTS

The Coastal Wine Trail of South Eastern New England, an appellation of nine wineries located along the New England coastline, holds a kick-off event each year to celebrate the beginning of wine season.  Traditionally, one of the nine wineries hosts the event and sells its wines, while the other wineries provide tastings of their wines without the opportunity to offer Continue Reading...
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