SECTION 1. Notwithstanding section 17 of chapter 138 of the General Laws, or any other general or special law to the contrary, the licensing authority of the town of Dedham may grant 1 additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises pursuant to section 12 of said chapter 138. The licenses shall be subject to all of said chapter 138, except said section 17.
The licensing authority shall restrict the license granted pursuant to this act to an entity located in the building known as the Mother Brooks Arts and Community Center located at 123 High street in the town. The license issued pursuant to this act shall not be transferable to any other location, person, corporation or organization.
Notwithstanding sections 12 and 77 of said chapter 138, the licensing authority may restrict the license issued pursuant to this act to holders of common victualler licenses.
The license issued pursuant to this act shall be subject to an original application fee of $5,000 more than the annual fee for existing alcoholic beverages licenses in the town. The additional $5,000 fee shall be deposited into an economic development account in the town and expended consistently with the purposes of such account.
The license granted pursuant to this act if revoked or no longer in use, may be granted by the licensing authority to new applicants who meet the criteria of this act.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
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