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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Members of Liquor Authority Advance Proposal to Limit Split Case Fees

After years of our persistent advocacy, the State Liquor Authority has initiated a formal rulemaking process to prevent liquor wholesalers from charging split case fees in any amount they choose.…
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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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ESRTA Safety Group Dividend Announced for 2020-2021 Policy Year

The Empire State Restaurant & Tavern Association Safety Group 554 and the New York State Insurance Fund have announced a 40 percent dividend for the policy year September 30, 2020…
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Last Call for 2022 Golf Outing

We’re finalizing plans for this year’s Annual Golf Outing at Cronin’s Golf Resort on Monday, June 6th. The $110 per golfer registration fee includes greens fees, cart, lunch, refreshments on…
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Drinks to Go Included 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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Plans for 2022 Golf Outing Announced

It’s time to make your plans to attend the Association’s Annual Golf Outing. We’re once again hosting the outing at Cronin’s Golf Resort in Warrensburg. This year’s outing will be…
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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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