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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 4114        FILED ON: 2/24/2014

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3928

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Aaron Vega and Donald F. Humason, Jr.

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act authorizing the city of Holyoke to issue additional liquor licenses.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Aaron Vega

5th Hampden

Donald F. Humason, Jr.

Second Hampden and Hampshire


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 4114        FILED ON: 2/24/2014

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3928

By Representative Vega of Holyoke and Senator Humason, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3928) of Aaron Vega and Donald F. Humason, Jr. that the city of Holyoke be authorized to grant 6 additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages and 7 additional licenses of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises.  Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.  [Local Approval Received.]

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the Year Two Thousand Fourteen

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An Act authorizing the city of Holyoke to issue additional liquor licenses.

 

              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. Notwithstanding section 17 of chapter 138 of the General Laws,

              or any other general or special law to the contrary, the city of Holyoke

              may grant 6 additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages,

              and 7 additional licenses of wine & malt beverages to be drunk on the

              premises pursuant to section 12 of said chapter 138 subject to the

              conditions set forth in this act, and 2 additional licenses for the sale of

              wine and malt beverages to be drunk off the premises pursuant to section 15

              of said chapter 138 subject to the conditions set forth in this act, to

              establishments located in certain areas of census tracts 8114, 8115, 8116,

              and 8117 as defined in sections 4 and 5.

              SECTION 2.

              (a) Notwithstanding sections 12 and 15 of chapter 138 of the General Laws,

              the additional licenses authorized by this act shall be subject to an

              initial, 1-time application fee of $10,000 in addition to the existing

              license fee applicable in the city of Holyoke for the sale of: (i) all

              alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises; (ii) wines and malt

              beverages to be drunk on the premises, or; (iii) the sale of all alcoholic

              beverages not to be drunk on the premises. The additional $10,000 fee shall

              be deposited into an economic development account held by the Holyoke

              Redevelopment Authority and expended consistently with the purposes of the

              account.

              SECTION 3. A license granted under this act is non-transferrable and if

              cancelled, revoked or no longer in use, shall be returned physically, with

              all of the legal rights, privileges and restrictions pertaining thereto, to

              the licensing authority for the city of Holyoke.  The licensing authority

              may then grant the license to a new applicant who meets the criteria set

              forth in this act.

              SECTION 4.

              (a) 1 license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages and 2 licenses of

              wine & malt beverages to be drunk on the premises pursuant to section 12 of

              said chapter 138 shall be allocated to the area known as TOD West which

              consists of all parcels inside the following boundaries: Beginning at the

              intersection of Chestnut Street and Hampden Street, southeasterly along the

              centerline of Hampden Street to the intersection with the centerline of an

              alley between parcels 013-03-005 and 013-01-001. Southwesterly along the

              centerline of said alley, to the intersection of the centerline of John

              Street. Southeasterly along the centerline of John Street to the

              intersection of a parcel 013-04-003 having a parking facility. South

              westerly along the westerly side of such parking facility transcending

              parcel 013-04-003 to its intersection with the centerline of Dwight Street.

              Southeasterly along the centerline of Dwight Street to the intersection

              with the centerline of Heritage Street. Southwesterly along the centerline

              of Heritage to its intersection with the centerline of Appleton Street.

              Northwesterly along the centerline of Appleton Street the intersection of

              the centerline of Chestnut Street. Northeasterly along the centerline of

              Chestnut Street to the point of beginning.

              (b) 1 license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages and 1 license of wine

              & malt beverages to be drunk on the premises pursuant to section 12 of said

              chapter 138, and 1 license for the sale of wine and malt beverages to be

              drunk off the premises pursuant to section 15 of said chapter 138 shall be

              allocated to the area known as TOD East which consists of all parcels

              inside the following boundaries: Beginning at the intersection of the

              centerline of Canal Street and Grover Street, southerly along the

              centerline of Grover Street to its intersection with the centerline of

              Lyman Street. Westerly along the centerline of Lyman Street to its

              intersection with the centerline of Bowers Street. Southerly along the

              centerline of Bowers Street to its intersection with the centerline of

              Mosher Street. Westerly along the centerline of Mosher Street to its

              intersection with the westerly boundary of parcel 033-04-001. Southerly

              along the westerly side of parcel 033-04-001 and along the westerly

              boundary or parcel 033-05-002 to its intersection with the centerline of

              Appleton Street. Northwesterly along the centerline of Appleton Street to

              its intersection of  an alley between parcels 030-06-01 and 030-06-011

              (between Main Street and Race Street). Northeasterly along the centerline

              of an alley to its intersection with the centerline of Dwight Street.

              Northwesterly along the centerline of Dwight  Street to its intersection

              with the centerline of Race Street. Northeasterly along the centerline of

              Race Street to its intersection with centerline of Canal Street, to the

              point of beginning.

              (c) 1 license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages and 2 licenses of

              wine & malt beverages to be drunk on the premises pursuant to section 12 of

              said chapter 138 shall be allocated to the area known as Mid-Canal consists

              of the area all parcels inside the following boundaries: Beginning at the

              intersection of the centerline of a parcel 022-01-010A located on the

              easterly side of Front Street and Lyman Street, southeasterly along the

              centerline of Lyman Street to the easterly boundary of parcel 023-01-024,

              owned by the Holyoke Gas & Electric. Following the easterly boundary of

              parcel 023-01-024, northerly along the easterly boundary of parcel

              023-01-024 and southerly along the easterly boundary of parcel 023-01-024

              to the intersection of the westerly boundary of parcel 023-01-011, owned by

              the Holyoke Gas & Electric. Southerly along the westerly boundary of parcel

              023-01-011 to its intersection of the centerline of Lyman Street.

              Southeasterly along the centerline of Lyman Street to its intersection with

              the centerline of Race Street.  Southwesterly along the centerline of Race

              Street to its intersection of the centerline of Dwight Street.

              Southeasterly along the centerline of Dwight Street to its intersection

              with the centerline of an alley beginning between parcels 033-07-001 and

              033-07-021 (between Race St & Main St).  Southwesterly along the

              centerlines of alleys beginning between parcels 033-07-001 and 033-07-021

              to its intersection with the centerline of Cabot Street. Northwesterly

              along the centerline of Cabot Street to its intersection with the

              centerline of railroad tracks adjacent to the westerly side of parcel

              020-02-006. Northeasterly along the centerline of the railroad tracks up to

              and along the easterly boundary of parcel 021-01-012 (Heritage State Park)

              and northeasterly along the centerlines of parcels 022-01-010 and

              022-01-010A, owned by Pioneer Valley Railroad and Trident Holyoke LLC, to

              the point of beginning.

              (d) Notwithstanding sections 12 and 77 of said chapter 138, the licensing

              authority for the city of Holyoke shall restrict the on premises licenses

              granted under this section to holders of common victualler licenses who

              have provided a development and restaurant concept, menu and seating chart

              reviewed and approved by the Holyoke Redevelopment Authority.

              SECTION 5

              (a) 3 licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages and 2 licenses of

              wine & malt beverages to be drunk on the premises pursuant to section 12 of

              said chapter 138, and 1 license for the sale of wine and malt beverages to

              be drunk off the premises pursuant to section 15 of said chapter 138 shall

              be allocated to census tracts 8114, 8115, 8116, and 8117.

              (b) Notwithstanding sections 12 and 77 of said chapter 138, the licensing

              authority for the city of Holyoke shall restrict the on premises licenses

              granted under this section to holders of common victualler licenses who

              have provided a development and restaurant concept, menu and seating chart

              reviewed and approved by the Holyoke Redevelopment Authority.

              SECTION 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

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