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What Is The Difference Between A Restaurant Wine License & A Tavern Wine License?

People are sometimes confused about the difference between a RESTAURANT WINE LICENSE (R/W) and a TAVERN WINE LICENSE (T/W). Both licenses fall under the category of on-premises licenses. They are licenses for premises in which alcohol is both purchased and consumed on the premises. A restaurant wine license is for a premises that sells wine and beer, […]

New Year’s All Night Permit Application Deadline

Please be advised that the New York State Liquor Authority has just announced that the deadline for submitting your application for an All Night Permit New Year’s Eve (January 1, 2016) is November 16, 2015.

MISINFORMATION ON THE INTERNET

Lately, I have noticed some new websites on the internet that are posting misinformation about the types of liquor licenses available in New York State and the process of obtaining them. I am certain that these sites have the best of intentions and are done in the public interest. However, inaccurate information is sometimes worse […]

NEW LIQUOR/WINE STORE APPLICATION

On September 16, 2015, The Authority posted a revised Liquor Store and Wine Store application on their website to assist applicants in providing more complete and accurate information and complying with all mandatory requirements. The new application has more clear and concise instructions. Some of the changes to the application include: a revision to the […]

GROWLERS

Over the past several years the New York State Liquor Authority has been receiving inquiries regarding the sale of beer and cider for off-premises consumption in growlers. A growler is a glass, ceramic or stainless steel jug used to transport draft beer in the United States and Canada. They are commonly sold at breweries and […]

PALCOHOL

People have been enjoying alcoholic beverages for thousands of years in many forms. It has always been in liquid form, but an inventor named Mark Philips has created a new product which could revolutionize the industry. It is powdered alcohol or PALCOHOL. Add Palcohol to five ounces of water and it becomes your favorite alcoholic […]

IDENTITY CARDS

Governor Cuomo announced a new state effort to educate bar owners, security, and staff of licensed establishments about new security features included on driver licenses, permits, and ID cards issued by the state. A new electronic brochure will be distributed to thousands of bar owners across the state that provides a description of the advanced […]

WHAT LICENSEE’S NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FOOD CONCESSIONS, FINGERPRINTS AND PREGNANCY SIGNS

FOOD CONCESSION ARRANGEMENTS All on-premises retail licensees are required to have food available for purchase and consumption by patrons. Where the licensee will not be preparing the food but will enter into an agreement with another to do so, the licensee or applicant shall notify the Authority that the licensee will be contracting with a […]

SURRENDER AND SAFEKEEPING OF LICENSES

If a licensed business is closed for less than two weeks, no action is required in order for the premises to remain in good standing (bona fide). If a licensed business temporarily closes or otherwise ceases licensed activities for more than two weeks, the license certificate must be placed in SAFEKEEPING. If the licensed business […]

KNOW YOUR LICENSE CLASS

When applying for a New York State Liquor License, it is very important to know the class of license you will be applying for.  It may sound simple, but it can be confusing.  Each license class has specific criteria for that license.  It becomes apparent when you compare these two licenses. A Restaurant Wine License […]

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