Session Law

2014

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Chapter 133 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF PEABODY TO GRANT 10 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 section 17 of chapter 138 of the General Laws, the licensing authority of the city of Peabody may grant 10 additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises pursuant to section 12 of said chapter 138.  Any license issued pursuant to this act shall be subject to all of said chapter 138, excepting only section 17
     SECTION 2.  (a) The licensing authority of the city of Peabody shall grant 5 of the licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises pursuant to section 1 only to establishments located in an area of the city of Peabody known as the “North Shore Mall”, an area bordered by state highway route 128, Essex Center drive, state highway route 114,  Andover street, Prospect street and Cross street as shown on map 51, lots 1, 2, 7, 8, 9 and 10 and map 52, lot 1, which are on file in the city clerk’s office.
     (b)  The licensing authority shall not approve the transfer of a license granted pursuant to this section to any other person, partnership, corporation or organization for a period of 3 years from the date of original issuance.  The licensing authority shall not approve the transfer of a license under this section to a location outside of the North Shore Mall.  A license issued under this section shall be clearly marked on its face “North Shore Mall License Only” and “Nontransferable”.
     (c)  If a license granted under this section is cancelled, revoked or no longer in use, it shall be returned physically, with all of the legal rights and privileges pertaining thereto, to the licensing authority which may then grant the license to a new applicant at a location within the North Shore Mall under the same conditions as specified in this section 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 license is in good standing with the those entities and that all applicable taxes, fees and contributions have been paid.
     SECTION 3.  (a) The licensing authority of the city of Peabody shall grant 5 of the licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises pursuant to section 1 only to establishments located at 9 Main street; 2 Washington street; 0 Foster street; 166 Main Street; and 88 Main street.
     (b)  The licensing authority shall not approve the transfer of a license granted under this section to any other location but it may grant the license to a new applicant at the same location 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 license is in good standing with those entities and that all applicable taxes, fees and contributions have been paid.
     (c)  If a 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 under the same conditions as specified in this section.
     SECTION 4.  Notwithstanding section 12 of chapter 138 of the General Laws, the additional licenses authorized in this act shall be subject to an original license fee of $5,000, in addition to the annual fee for existing all alcoholic beverages licenses in the city of Peabody.  Such fee shall be due and payable upon the original granting of any such license and upon reissuance of any such license pursuant to this act.
      SECTION 5.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, June 13, 2014.