SECTION 1. (a) Notwithstanding sections 12 and 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 West Bridgewater may grant 1 additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises and 1 additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises, subject to the conditions set forth in this section. The licenses authorized in this act shall be granted only to businesses located in the development at West Bridgewater Plaza at 860 North Main street.
(b) Notwithstanding any general law or special law to the contrary, the licensing authority of the town of West Bridgewater shall not approve the transfer of either of the licenses authorized in this act to any other person, corporation or organization outside of the West Bridgewater Plaza but it may grant the license to a new applicant at another location within the West Bridgewater Plaza 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.
(c) If a license granted pursuant to this act 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 under the same conditions as specified in this act.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
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