SLA Publishes Guidance on Drinks to Go – FAQs Added

The State Liquor Authority has published guidance on the sale of wine and liquor to-go by on-premises retail licensees. You can access the guidance here. The SLA has now posted…
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Governor Signs Budget Bills – Drinks to Go Legal Again…But We Have a Few Questions

Governor Hochul has signed all of the budget bills into law and since drinks to go was set to take effect immediately, it’s legal once again to sell drinks to…
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Governor and Legislature Agree to Include Drinks to Go in State Budget

Governor Hochul and the New York State Legislature reached agreement on a final state budget that includes allowing restaurants, taverns, bars, and other on premises establishments to sell drinks to…
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HERO Act Designation of COVID-19 Ends

The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) has announced that the designation declaring COVID-19 as a highly contagious communicable disease under the HERO Act has ended. Therefore, private sector…
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Governor Hochul Announces Plan to Limit Split Case Fees

The Governor announced at a press conference in Brooklyn highlighting the steps being taken to support the recovery of the hospitality industry that the State Liquor Authority will be seeking…
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Take Action to Support Drinks-to-Go

Governor Hochul’s proposal to allow on-premises licensees to sell drinks-to-go on a permanent basis remains up in the air as negotiations over the state budget head into the final two…
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Online Betting Is Now Legal in New York State

Online betting went legal in New York State at the beginning of 2022. In the first two months of legalized online gambling in New York State, New Yorkers surpassed Las…
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DIAGEO Reminds Us Smirnoff Is American Made

A statement released by DIAGEO: “We have been watching the tragic events unfold involving Ukraine and Russia, and we recognize you may have some questions about the Smirnoff brand. While…
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Coalition Forms to Push for Higher Lottery Commissions

Year after year, New York’s 14,600 licensed lottery sales agents — bodegas, taverns, grocery stores, gas stations, liquor stores, newsstands, convenience stores, and other neighborhood businesses — deliver the highest…
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Drinks-to-Go Campaign Kicks Off

Governor Hochul’s proposal to allow restaurants, taverns, and other on-premises operators to sell drinks-to-go as part of the State Budget has re-started the discussion over this policy. The announcement was…
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Governor Hochul Drops Mask Mandate

With COVID numbers vastly improved, Governor Hochul this morning announced she will allow her indoor vax-or-mask mandate for businesses to expire effective tomorrow. However, she said the policy will remain…
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Governor Extends Mask Mandate until February 10

Gov. Kathy Hochul announced that she’s extending the state mask mandate policy, which requires New Yorkers to wear face coverings in all public indoor settings unless the area is restricted…
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