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May is Tavern Month…Let's Celebrate!

Since 1953, Tavern Month has served as an opportunity to support local hospitality businesses, promote the responsible service and enjoyment of beverage alcohol, and educate everyone about the economic engine formed by the tens of thousands of on-premise beverage licensees throughout the United States. For hundreds of years, taverns have worked in their communities –…
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Pulling Back the Curtain on Music Licensing Issues

“Pulling Back the Curtain on Music Licensing Issues”
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News Release: May is Tavern Month – Let's Celebrate!

May is Tavern Month…Let’s Celebrate! Raise a glass to the places that sustain America’s rich tradition of hospitality   BETHESDA, MD – April 29, 2016 – America’s beer, wine and spirits retailers are encouraging their customers, colleagues and communities to join them this May in celebration of National Tavern Month.  Since 1953, Tavern Month has served as…
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Time to fix liquor laws

By TU Editorial Board on April 20, 2016 at 3:12 AM  Eighty-three years after Prohibition ended, New York alcoholic beverage control laws remains stuck in time, often reflecting 1930s sensibilities. Lingering Blue Laws are one example. Government used to back up the religious notion of Sunday being a day of worship or rest by requiring businesses to…
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‘Brunch bill’ aims to lift ban on Sunday morning alcohol sales

By Henry Davis Updated 10:22 PM April 17, 2016 Buffalo News  It’s nicknamed the “Brunch Bill,” and the idea is to lift a ban adopted after the end of Prohibition to allow bars and restaurants to serve alcohol before noon on Sundays. Assemblyman Sean M. Ryan, D-Buffalo, made a pitch Sunday outside the Left Bank restaurant…
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Streamline liquor laws

Editorial Board 6:24 p.m. EDT April 17, 2016 Democrat & Chronicle   Here’s what was happening in 1934: Rent was about $20 a month; the United States was in the midst of the Great Depression; and New York state enacted the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law, creating the State Liquor Authority and the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control. We’ve seen…
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New York state bars, restaurants and football fans will like proposed change to alcohol laws

http://www.bizjournals.com/buffalo/news/2016/04/15/new-york-state-bars-restaurants-and-football-fans.html
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Steve Barnes: Raising glass to change in blue laws

http://blog.timesunion.com/tablehopping/52019/table-hopping-column-raising-a-glass-to-change-in-blue-laws/
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NYS may allow bars, restaurants to sell alcohol before noon on Sundays

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/n-y-bars-sell-alcohol-noon-sundays-article-1.2600077
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Assembly Majority Leader Supports Sunday Morning Sales

Thank you Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle for your support for Governor Cuomo’s proposed reforms to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law and your leadership in the effort to allow Sunday morning alcohol sales at restaurants and taverns…
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Governor Cuomo Announces Alcoholic Beverage Control Law Working Group Recommendations – recommendations to update New York's alcohol laws include reorganizing statute, consolidating licenses and modernizing the State's Blue Laws

Governor Cuomo announced the final report and recommendations of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law Working Group – a diverse group of alcoholic beverage industry experts assembled to review ways to modernize and simplify New York’s 80-year old Alcoholic Beverage Control Law. “Working collaboratively with all stakeholders, this administration has taken important steps to cut red…
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