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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT FURTHER REGULATING CERTAIN LICENSES FOR THE SALE OF ALL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES TO BE DRUNK ON THE PREMISES IN THE TOWN OF NORTHBOROUGH.

      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. Chapter 377 of the acts of 2006 is hereby amended by striking out subsections (a) to (c), inclusive, and inserting in place thereof the following 4 subsections:-
      (a)  Notwithstanding section 17 of chapter 138 of the General Laws, the licensing authority of the town of Northborough may grant up to 5 additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises pursuant to section 12 of said chapter 138. The licenses shall be subject to all of said chapter 138, except said section 17.
      (b)  The licensing authority of the town of Northborough shall not approve the transfer of a license issued pursuant to this act to any location other than a location provided in paragraph (1) of subsection (c), but it may grant a license to a new applicant at a location provided in said paragraph (1) of said subsection (c) 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 departments and that all applicable taxes, fees and contributions have been paid.
      (c)  (1)  A license granted pursuant to this act shall be restricted to property shown on assessors’ map 109 parcel 15 as part of the development known as Northborough Crossing on United States highway route 20 near state highway route 9, to promote economic vitality.
            (2)  A license restricted to the premises described in paragraph (1) shall require that: (i) the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages shall be incidental to the serving of meals; and (ii) the licensee comply with any other requirements and conditions that the licensing authority considers appropriate.
      (d)  If a license granted pursuant to 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 under the same conditions specified in this act.
      SECTION 2.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, November 3, 2016