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  • Acts
  • 1999
  • Chapter 164 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF PITTSFIELD TO ISSUE TWO ADDITIONAL LICENSES FOR THE SALE OF ALL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES.

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 the provisions of section 17 of chapter 138 of the General Laws relative to the number of licenses that may be issued in the city of Pittsfield, the licensing authority of the city of Pittsfield is hereby authorized to issue two additional restaurant licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises under the provisions of section 12 of said chapter 138. Such licenses shall be subject to all the provisions of said chapter 138 except said section 17.

SECTION 2. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 12 of chapter 138 of the General Laws, the issuance of the licenses authorized by this act shall be restricted to business entities that locate in the designated downtown economic development zone. The zone is more particularly shown on a plan entitled "Amended Downtown Pittsfield EOA", dated September 1997, which is on file with the licensing board of the city of Pittsfield.

SECTION 3. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 12 of chapter 138 of the General Laws, the licenses shall, for a period of ten years, be subject to an annual fee of $1,500, which shall be in addition to the fee set by the licensing authority for the city of Pittsfield.

SECTION 4. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 12 of chapter 138 of the General Laws, the issuance of the licenses shall be restricted to business entities that submit to the licensing authority of the city of Pittsfield a detailed business plan demonstrating the intent and ability of the business entities to make significant investments in the designated downtown economic development zone.

SECTION 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved December 29, 1999.