Liquor Licenses

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Controversy Ignites After a Crave Chicken Patron Says Flaming Drink Burned Her

Oh, yeah, flaming cocktails are one reason why you should always remember basic fire safety tips. The latest reminder comes from a Boston Licensing Board […]

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Cambridge Seeks Solution for “Worthless” Liquor Licenses

Not only did Jackie Linnane “get priced out” of her eclectic pub, River Gods, in Cambridge, she also apparently spent more than $300,000, at the city’s behest, […]

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Mayor Marty Walsh Makes Moves on Liquor License Reform in Boston

The city of Boston is well overdue for some updates to its archaic liquor laws, and Mayor Martin J. Walsh apparently finally agrees. On Monday, […]

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Boston Restaurants Can Start Applying for BYOB Permits This Week

Now that Boston City Council has unanimously voted to allow diners to bring their own booze to select restaurants, the local licensing board isn’t wasting any […]

BYOB laws Massachusetts
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BYOB Will Finally Be Allowed in Certain Boston Neighborhoods

More than a year after the Boston City Council started making real moves to lift Boston’s bring-your-own-beer and wine ban in restaurants, the licensing board is […]

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Why Boston Needs Liquor License Reform

Walk through Faneuil Hall, along Lansdowne Street around Fenway Park, or down Broadway in Southie on a Friday night, and a similar scene will likely […]

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You Can Finally Have a Glass of Wine at Juliet

The intimate, one-of-a-kind dining experience that is Juliet just got even cozier. Eight months after opening, the all-day cafe has finally secured a liquor license […]

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Boston Will Get 75 Additional Liquor Licenses

Update: Bring on the growth. @MassGovernor has signed the economic development bill. #mapoli pic.twitter.com/wYFioPhmjZ — Jesse Mermell (@jessemermell) August 13, 2014 Earlier: Thursday, July 31, […]

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Massachusetts Liquor Stores Can Soon Sell Alcohol Before Noon on Sundays

Governor Deval Patrick, who’s wrapping up a final stretch of signing legislation that’s spilling out of the State House doors this session, inked a bill […]

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There’s Still a Chance for Boston to Become a Late-Night City

When news dropped earlier this week that a plan to keep Boston’s bars and restaurants open beyond last call had been brushed aside by the […]

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Senate OKs Proposal to Get Rid of Liquor License Caps

The Senate passed their version of an Economic Development Bill on Tuesday night that included language to relinquish the state’s control of the number of […]

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El Centro Tres Set to Open in Belmont

El Centro’s third location, aptly named El Centro Tres, will open in Belmont on Tuesday, July 1. For its first week, executive chef and owner […]

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The Restaurant Industry’s Ambivalence About the Liquor License Cap

There is a lot that is telling in the position the CEO of the Massachusetts Restaurant Association has taken on Gov. Deval Patrick’s proposal to […]

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Committee to Discuss Governor’s Economic Development Bill

The Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies is slated to hear testimony on an economic development bill filed by Governor Deval Patrick last month, […]

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Task Force Taps Into Twitter to Find the Best Neighborhoods for After-Hours Entertainment

Members of a special task force charged with figuring out which neighborhoods would best serve Boston residents and visitors by allowing later service hours at […]