You’ve seen it throughout New York City: that small, hole-in-the-wall establishment that prominently advertises “BYOB” (Bring Your Own Beer/Bottle/Booze; whatever you fancy).  Bringing your own alcohol is certainly tempting for a customer, considering the alcohol mark-up some restaurants impose on their patrons who choose to...

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The New York State Liquor Authority now allows attorneys to self-certify certain liquor license applications.  Applicants who engage attorneys to submit self-certified applications will receive approvals in a much shorter time than usual. Here is the SLA announcement: SELF CERTIFICATION PROGRAM – September 11, 2009...

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In the fall of 2009, Dennis Rosen took over as the new Chairman of the State Liquor Authority.  We have seen an immediate improvement in the way the SLA has conducted business since Mr. Rosen’s arrival.  We are getting liquor licenses faster and the SLA...

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