Please support the Illinois Restaurant Act

By |2021-05-20T01:29:12+00:00May 20th, 2021|Liquor Case Discussion|

ILLINOIS RESTAURANT ACT-HB 2557

This bill creates the Illinois Restaurant Revitalization Fund, a fund in the amount of $20,000,000. This fund will award restaurant revitalization grants to struggling businesses. These include businesses that have not received PPP funding from the federal government and are not publicly traded companies. The money will be used to rehire and […]

Cocktails-to-go in Illinois set to expire June 2nd, contact your state rep to extend this right

By |2021-05-20T01:15:23+00:00May 20th, 2021|Legislation|

Please contact your state representative and ask them to support cocktails-to-go.

Illinois’ cocktails-to-go law is set to expire June 2, 2021. Fortunately, SB104 would extend cocktails-to-go until December 31, 2023.

However, SB104 has not passed the legislature, and if it fails to become law, bars and restaurants lose their privilege to sell cocktails-to-go.

Many bars and restaurants survival depends […]

Chicago to allow regular liquor license hours and increased capacity limits

By |2021-05-14T01:32:36+00:00May 14th, 2021|Breaking News|

The City of Chicago announced that starting tomorrow restaurants and bars can operate at 75% occupancy. Six feet social distancing must be maintained.

Licensees in Chicago can operate within their regular liquor license hours.

Table/party sizes can be increased 10 per table.

Seating at bar/counters is limited to 6 per party indoors and outdoors

Standing areas may be opened […]

Irish Liquor Lawyer to speak on fulfillment house issues on Avalara Webinar

By |2021-05-10T00:40:10+00:00May 10th, 2021|Breaking News|

Irish Liquor Lawyer will be speaking on fulfillment house issues and cocktails-to-go on an Avalara webinar on Wednesday May 12th.

The webinar will delve into the fulfillment house issues and the controversy surrounding proposed fulfillment house legislation and whether these proposed laws are constitutional.

Further, the webinar will be discussing the trends in cocktails-to-go and how it […]

WILL THE BULLY STATE PREVAIL OVER THE CONSTITUTION?

By |2021-05-06T23:51:46+00:00May 6th, 2021|Liquor Industry Insights|

 

WILL THE BULLY STATE PREVAIL OVER THE CONSTITUTION?

Recently, several states introduced legislation requiring out-of-state fulfillment houses to obtain a license in their state, even though a fulfillment house does not generally perform business activity in the state. In Alabama and Kansas, bills requiring out-of-state fulfillment house become licensed passed both houses, […]

NO THANK YOU WEST VIRGINIA

By |2021-04-30T12:09:27+00:00April 30th, 2021|Legislation|

NO THANK YOU WEST VIRGINIA

There is a trend occurring in the liquor world, where states introduce legislation that looks like states are opening up markets and expanding consumer access to products, but when the layers of the opinion become peeled away, the legislation fails to serve its purpose.

Recently, a bill (HB 2025) was […]

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