BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Boston-based businesses looking to receive their liquor licenses may be interested to know that some City Councilors are in their corner.
Three Boston City Councilors are calling for more liquor licenses to be issued in the City, especially in neighborhoods like Dorchester, Mattapan, and Hyde Park. WBZ's Karyn Regal spoke to Mattapan's State Representative Brandy Fluker Oakley about the effort that would require a home rule position and need legislative approval.
"It's kind of like rollover minutes: a rollover with the liquor licenses, making sure that they are allotted to those neighborhoods that truly need them because they don't have access to what we see in the Back Bay, the North End, and other parts of the City," Oakley said.
Oakley says that with the licenses staying in neighborhoods, businesses would be given the opportunity to grow.
General On-premises licenses can reach expense heights of $3,500, depending on alcoholic beverages served.
WBZ's Karyn Regal (@Karynregal) reports.