Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Proposal to allow liquor licenses in all of Boston

Image result for boston liquor licenseA new push to give Boston 152 new liquor licenses could finally bring some nightlife to a community that was left out in the past, a state representative said.

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and at-large City Councilor Ayanna Pressley are proposing a bill that would grant 105 alcohol licenses to seven neighborhoods — Mattapan, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Mission Hill and Roxbury — with each neighborhood getting five licenses over the next three years. The licenses would cost $3,000, instead of the $500,000 a license can command on the open market. But these cannot be resold and will revert to the city — and the designated neighborhood — if a restaurant goes out of business.. . . more

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