Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same as follows:
Notwithstanding section 17 of chapter 138 of the General Laws, the licensing authority of the city of Easthampton may grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises to One Northampton Street Enterprises, Inc., under section 12 of said chapter 138. The license shall be subject to all of said chapter 138 except said section 17.
One Northampton Street Enterprises, Inc. shall have 3 years after the effective date of this act within which to apply for the license. If, after 3 years, One Northampton Street Enterprises, Inc. has not applied for the license, the license shall remain with the local licensing authority which may then grant the license to an applicant at the same location under the conditions set forth in this act.
Notwithstanding any general or special law or rule or regulation to the contrary, the licensing authority shall not approve the transfer of the license to any other location than the historic building located on the property at 1 Northampton Street shown as Lot 29 on assessors’ map 51 and known as Old Memorial Hall. The license may be granted by the licensing authority at the same location if the applicant for the license files with the authority a statement in writing from the department of revenue indicating that the license is in good standing with the department and that all applicable taxes have been paid.
If the license granted under 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 which may then grant the license to a new applicant at the same location and under the same conditions as specified in the preceding paragraph.
Approved January 25, 2008