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Author Archives: Stacy L. Weiss

HOW MUCH DOES A LIQUOR LICENSE COST?

That is probably the most asked question I get. Whether the question is asked on the telephone or in an e-mail. There are many different kinds of licenses and many factors that cause a price to vary. I usually need some basic information from the person so that I can give them a reasonably close… Read More »

A NEW WAY TO ORDER YOUR ALCOHOL ON YOUR IPHONE

Drizly began in 2011, and gives alcohol shoppers a digital way to order beer, wine or liquor from liquor store located near them. It first started in Boston and its now also approved in New York City. Its a free app on iPads and iPhones. Just download it and start to use it. It takes… Read More »

STREAMLINING THE LIQUOR LICENSE APPLICATION PROCESS

In an effort to improve the efficiency of Liquor Licensing, the Authority is making significant changes to their procedures and applications.  The changes will streamline the application process and several changes have been made to the instructions, application, and application review procedures. Several sections of the application have been significantly modified.  The application is more… Read More »

RECENT CHANGES TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAW – AUGUST 2013

There are two changes to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law that were recently signed by Governor Cuomo that amended sections 109 and 110 and subdivision 2 of section 106. The first change requires applicants to provide additional information on their original and renewal applications. The other change to the law places limits on the ability… Read More »

REQUIRED SIGNS POSTED IN LICENSED PREMISES

The NYS Liquor Authority requires that certain signs be posted conspicuously in all licensed premises. Failure to comply with these regulations can result in your being cited for the violation of the New York State Liquor Authority regulations. It can even result in the closing of your establishment for several days. Don’t risk it.  Know the… Read More »

PREVENT THE SALE OF ALCOHOL TO MINORS

PREVENT THE SALE OF ALCOHOL TO MINORS USING VOLUNTEER UNDERAGE DECOYS TO PURCHASE ALCOHOL FROM STORES IN THE FIVE BOROUGHS. The New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) recently revealed that it had an on-going undercover investigation from February 21 through March 3, 2013, where volunteer underage decoys purchased alcohol from licensed grocery and liquor stores…. Read More »

THE NY ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAW | THE 200 FOOT LAW

The Alcoholic Beverage Control Law (ABC LAW) prohibits the State Liquor Authority (SLA) from issuing a retail license for the for the sale and/or consumption of liquor for any premises that is on the same street and within two hundred feet of a building occupied exclusively as a school or place of worship. As with… Read More »

THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAW

THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAW | THE 500 FOOT RULE | THE GRANDFATHER PROVISION The Alcoholic Beverage Control Law prohibits the State Liquor Authority from issuing a retail license for the sale and consumption of liquor (commonly referred to as an On Premises License) for a premise that is within 500 feet of three other… Read More »

NEW YORK STATE LIQUOR AUTHORITY EMERGENCY SUSPENSIONS

The New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) regulates and controls the manufacture, sale and distribution of alcoholic beverages within the state. The SLA works hand in hand local law enforcement across the State to ensure compliance with the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law. In addition, the Authority issues and renews licenses and permits to manufacturers, distributors,… Read More »

NEW YORK STATE LIQUOR AUTHORITY INVESTIGATIVE METHODS

The New York State Liquor Authority (“SLA”) utilizes underage agents to investigate allegations of sales of alcoholic beverages to minors. The agents are recruited from school programs where they are pursuing careers in law enforcement and criminal justice. Under the supervision of a law enforcement agency, the agent will enter a licensed premises and attempt… Read More »

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