(a)Notwithstanding section 12 and 17 of chapter 138 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the Foxborough Board of Selectmen may grant one additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be consumed on the premises to Smiley Stores, LLC d/b/a Hops and Grapes, or its successors or assigns, to be exercised at and located at Foxborough Plaza, 30 Commercial Street (Route 140) (the “Site”) in said Town. The license shall be subject to all of said chapter 138 except said section 17.
(b)Notwithstanding said section 12 of said chapter 138, the additional license authorized by this act shall be subject to an original license fee of $5,000 in addition to the annual fee for existing all alcoholic beverages in the Town of Foxborough, such fee to be due and payable upon the original issuance of any such license and also upon the reissuance of such licenses pursuant to Section (d) below.
(c)The Board of Selectmen shall determine reasonably whether an applicant or license meets the criteria set forth in this act consistent with the rules and regulations governing the issuance of liquor licenses promulgated by the Board of Selectmen from time to time and all other applicable law.
(d)Any such license, if revoked or no longer in use, shall be returned physically, with all of the legal rights and privileges pertaining thereto, to the Board of Selectmen, which may grant any such returned license to a new applicant who meets the criteria set forth in this act whose business is located within the Site, such reissuance to be subject to the payment of the reissuance fee of $5,000 as stated above.
SECTION 2: This act shall take effect upon its passage. And further, to authorize the Board of Selectmen to take such actions and to enter into such additional instruments and agreements as they may deem appropriate and necessary to effectuate the purposes of this act.
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