SECTION 1. (a) Notwithstanding section 17 of chapter 138 of the General Laws, the licensing authority of the town of Hanover may grant up to 10 additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises pursuant to section 12 of said chapter 138 and up to 3 additional licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises pursuant to said section 12 of said chapter 138 to establishments located within the Planned Shopping Center District, what is now known as the Hanover Mall and to become Hanover Crossing, located east of Route 53, north of Mill Street and west of Route 3 as defined by the town's zoning map as it existed as of May 2014. A license granted pursuant to this act shall be clearly marked on its face "Planned Shopping Center District, Hanover Crossing" and shall be subject to all of said chapter 138 except said section 17.
(b) The licensing authority shall not approve the transfer of a license granted pursuant to this act to any other location outside of the Planned Shopping Center District, Hanover Crossing, but it may grant any such license to a new applicant within the Planned Shopping Center District, Hanover Crossing 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 applicant 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, the license 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 to be used at an establishment located within the Planned Shopping Center District, Hanover Crossing under the same conditions specified in this act.
(d) Licenses authorized in this act shall be granted within 3 years after the effective date of this act; provided, however, that if the license is originally granted within that time period, it may be granted to a new applicant pursuant to subsections (b) or (c) anytime thereafter.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
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