Joe Robach and the New York State Senate passed a bill recently that would allow a brew-pub owner to also open a restaurant.
Joe Robach and the Senate believe that the passage of this legislation will allow individuals to own a license for both manufacturing of alcohol and an alcohol retail license, which will create the opportunity for one owner to operate a restaurant and a brew-pub facility. With brew-pubs springing up across the state, it is counterproductive and anti-business to limit entrepreneurs.
Since the end of Prohibition, New York State has restricted owners of an alcohol manufacturer license from also having a retail license, limiting the ability to open the two types of businesses. The restrictions carried over to owners of brew-pubs who manufacture their own alcohol and also serve food, restricting them from also owning a second restaurant.
This bill is good for jobs, small businesses and consumers. This legislation will pave the way for more flexibility in ownership of restaurants and brew-pubs across the region.
The bill will be sent to the Assembly. For more information on this Senate bill, contact the office of Joe Robach.