ABC Reform Commission Begins Work

The Commission to Study Reform of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law, created as part of this year’s State Budget, began its work last month. The Commission was added to the…

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New Threats to Your Business Emerge as Election Day Approches

In an apparent effort to demonstrate their priorities should they be successful in their bids for re-election, a number of legislators have introduced proposals imposing new burdens on restaurants, taverns,…

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Split Case Fee Letter Writing Instructions

Thank you for being willing to write to the State Liquor Authority in support of their proposal regarding split case fees. The proposal will reduce the fees being charged by…

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New Concealed Carry Gun Law Takes Effect Today

Starting today, September 1st, a new State law takes effect that prohibits firearms licensees from bringing guns into certain defined “sensitive locations,” which includes bars and restaurants that serve alcohol.…

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Liquor Authority Starts Process to Adopt New Split Case Fee Rule

After approving the action last month, the State Liquor Authority’s proposed new split case fee rule was published in the June 29th NYS Register, formally initiating a 60-day period for…

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Check Eligibility for COVID-19 Capital Cost Tax Credit

The State has established a $250 million fund to help small businesses that made investments to comply with emergency orders and regulations or to increase public safety and they’ve created…

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City of New York Suspends Liquor License Surcharge

The New York City Council and Mayor Eric Adams worked together to pass a local law that suspends the city’s liquor license surcharge for one year. The surcharge on all…

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Tavern Owners Take Over Cronin’s Golf Resort

Twenty-two teams teed off at Cronin’s Golf Resort for the annual “Cleo Emmer Open for Hospitality” earlier this month.  Thank you to Anheuser-Busch, the Adirondack Pub & Brewery, Boston Beer…

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Legislative Session Ends

The State Assembly and Senate completed their work for the year earlier this month. Left undone (thankfully) were a number of measures of concern to the Association including elimination of…

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