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New Bill Proposal May Make It Easier for Restaurants and Liquor Stores to Accept Out-of-State ID’s

Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C. Currently in Massachusetts, restaurants and liquor stores are losing out on potential sales from tourists and other out-of-state visitors as a result of the stringent restrictions for accepting out-of-state licenses to prove a potential customer is twenty-one years or older. Pursuant to Section 34B of Chapter 138, a licensed retailer may only “reasonably Continue Reading...
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THE CASE FOR MAINTAINING THE LIQUOR LICENSE CAP IN MASSACHUSETTS

Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C.:  In Massachusetts, pursuant to state law, the number of liquor licenses towns and cities are authorized to issue is capped at a certain number based upon that municipality’s population.  Essentially, the law provides that one all alcoholic beverages pouring license may be issued for every thousand people in that municipality. Yet, not all Continue Reading...
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BOSTON CITY COUNCIL REQUESTS STATE LEGISLATURE FOR ADDITIONAL LIQUOR LICENSE TO BE ISSUED TO THE IRISH SOCIAL CLUB

Earlier this month, Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley requested the Boston City Council to consider allowing Boston to acquire additional Liquor Licenses from State Legislature.  As discussed in our previous blog, Councilor Pressley challenged the current quota of issued Liquor Licenses, claiming it does little to promote cultural and economical growth for the City of Boston. Today, the Boston City Continue Reading...
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What Is The Cost of a Liquor License in Boston: PART I

The number of liquor licenses in Boston is limited by law and tied to the City of Boston’s population.  Currently, there are approximately 1,030 total alcoholic beverage licenses issued to restaurants and bars in the City of Boston, and that includes hotels and entertainment venues such as Fenway Park or anywhere that alcoholic beverages are sold.  Of the 1,030 total Continue Reading...
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What Is The Cost of a Liquor License in Boston?: PART II

Generally speaking, an alcoholic beverage license acquired from a Back Bay establishment can cost as much as $350,000 or more, while a license from a less economically successful neighborhood market can cost as little as $250,000.  Similarly, Beer & Wine licenses can cost  anywhere from $15,000 to $40,000 depending upon the neighborhood market from which it is purchased.  Liquor Licenses Continue Reading...
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