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NEW YORK LAWS AID CRAFT BREWERS WHILE MASSACHUSETTS LEGISLATURE IDLES

On August 6, 2012, The Brewer’s Association reported that there are now more breweries in the United States than any time since 1887, and that 97% of those breweries are classified as small “craft brewers.”  Clearly, craft brewing is becoming one of those hot “emerging businesses” that state legislatures everywhere try to attract for their job and tax growth potential.  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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ARLINGTON MOVIE THEATER OBTAINS BEER AND WINE LICENSE

On Monday, July 16th, the Board of Selectmen approved a beer and wine license for the Capitol Theatre in Arlington, after a 4-1 town-wide vote. The move to allow beer and wine licenses in movie theaters has been an on-going effort for more than a year, and was approved by a town vote through use of a special ballot question Continue Reading...
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HOW TO APPLY FOR AN ENTERTAINMENT LICENSE IN THE CITY OF BOSTON

In Massachusetts, entertainment licenses must be obtained from the local licensing authority.  Entertainment licenses in the City of Boston falls under the purview of the mayor pursuant to various acts of the legislature, including Mass. Acts & Resolves, ch. 110, § 14 (1821), Mass. Acts & Resolves, ch. 494, § 3 (1908), and Mass. Gen. Laws, ch. 140, §§181, 183A, Continue Reading...
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