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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF HARWICH TO GRANT 3 ADDITIONAL LICENSES FOR THE SALE OF ALL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES.  

 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

SECTION 1.  (a) Notwithstanding section 17 of chapter 138 of the General Laws, the licensing authority of the town of Harwich may grant 3  additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises pursuant to section 12 of chapter 138 as follows: (i) 1 license to Blue Stripe, LLC d/b/a Cape Sea Grille, to be located at 31 Sea street, in the town of Harwich; (ii) 1 license to Ember Pizza, Inc. d/b/a Ember, to be located  at 600 state route 28, in the town of Harwich; and (iii) 1 license to Pleasant Bay Group, Inc. d/b/a Wequassett Inn, to be located at 2173 state route 28, in the town of Harwich.  Licenses granted under this act shall be subject to all of said chapter 138 except said section 17.

(b)  A license granted under this act shall only be exercised in the dining room of a common victualler and other public rooms or areas considered reasonable and appropriate by the licensing authority as certified in writing.

(c)  The licensing authority shall not approve the transfer of a license granted pursuant to this act to any other location but it may grant a license to a new applicant at the same location if the applicant files with the licensing authority a letter from the department of revenue and a letter from the department of unemployment assistance indicating that the license is in good standing with those departments and that all applicable taxes, fees and contributions have been paid.

(d)  If a licensee terminates or fails to renew a license granted under this act or any such license is cancelled, revoked or no longer in use, it shall be returned physically, with all of the legal rights, privileges and restrictions pertaining thereto, to the licensing authority, and the licensing authority may then grant the license to a new applicant at the same location under the same conditions specified in this act.

(e)  All licenses granted pursuant to this act shall be issued within 1 year after the effective date of this act; provided, however, that a license originally granted within that time period may be granted to a new applicant pursuant to subsection (c) or (d) thereafter.  

SECTION 2.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, January 11, 2019.