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, the licensing authority of the city of Salem may grant 1 additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises under section 12 of said chapter 138 to Green Land Café, LLC for a restaurant to be located at 87 Washington street in said city. The license shall be subject to all of said chapter 138 except said section 17.
Notwithstanding any general or special law, or any rule or regulation to the contrary, the licensing authority of the city of Salem shall not approve the transfer of the license to any other location but the license may be reissued to a new applicant at the same location if the applicant files with the authority a letter from the department of revenue indicating that the license is in good standing with said department and that all applicable taxes have been paid. If the license granted under this section 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 this act.SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved December 14, 2009.