Friday, June 23, 2017

Restaurant owners hacked off over liquor license proposal

Longtime Boston restaurant owners are warning that a proposed jump in liquor licenses — offered up for only $3,000 each — could cut into their slim profits.

The warning comes as smaller, more specialized businesses scramble for a foothold — including a competitive ax-throwing facility seeking to hack its way into the Hub.

At a public hearing yesterday, officials and city councilors heard from supporters and opponents of a plan that would bring 152 additional liquor licenses at a reduced cost, instead of the six figures they command on the open market.. . . more

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