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TRANSFERRING CONTROL OVER YOUR LICENSED BUSINESS WITHOUT APPROVAL CAN RENDER SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES

Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C.: Under Massachusetts law, any individual or corporation may transfer any existing alcoholic beverages license held under ch. 138 to another individual or corporation, provided that the local licensing authority and the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (“ABCC”) approves the requested transfer. When licensed businesses transfer managerial duties or other privileges of a 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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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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