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The Impact of a Protest on Your California Liquor License
November 13, 2012

The Impact of a Protest on Your California Liquor License

If your application for a California Liquor License has been protested, the initial impact is that it will at least double the time required to get your application approved.  Typically,…

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Use Permits:  The Role of Zoning
October 26, 2012

Use Permits: The Role of Zoning

Use Permits | Zoning | Liquor Licenses Local zoning determines if a proposed type of business can be established at a particular location. Many cities have adopted zoning ordinances which…

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Applying for a Use Permit Along With a California Liquor License
October 17, 2012

Applying for a Use Permit Along With a California Liquor License

Use Permit Applications and CA Liquor Licenses When you are looking to open a new business, it may be necessary for you to obtain a Use Permit from the city. …

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Buying a Liquor License in California
October 15, 2012

Buying a Liquor License in California

Obtaining a liquor license in the State of California can prove to be difficult since most licenses can not be obtained by the State.  Instead, buying a liquor license requires…

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Why It’s Best to Retain a Liquor License Consultant in the State of California
October 1, 2012

Why It’s Best to Retain a Liquor License Consultant in the State of California

The state of California has a lot of complications when it comes to purchasing a liquor license or dealing with buying and selling liquor. Most individuals (especially those experienced in…

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California Liquor Licenses: What is a Liquor License Escrow?
September 24, 2012

California Liquor Licenses: What is a Liquor License Escrow?

As escrow is a small and short-lived trust arrangement that has become an indispensable mechanism in the state of California for the consummation of real property transfers and other transactions…

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If Your Liquor License Application Is Protested, How Long Will It Take To Begin Selling?
September 17, 2012

If Your Liquor License Application Is Protested, How Long Will It Take To Begin Selling?

The short answer is that the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) protested applications will take longer. It is important to understand the process the ABC has put in…

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What Is The Cost of a Liquor License In California?
September 10, 2012

What Is The Cost of a Liquor License In California?

California has four liquor license types that must be purchased on the open market from the existing pool of available licenses. Type 47: On sale general – full liquor –…

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ABC’s Reasons for Liquor License Denial in California
September 3, 2012

ABC’s Reasons for Liquor License Denial in California

Without proper representation, it can be difficult to obtain a liquor license in the state of California. The process is lengthy and you can be denied. What are some of…

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Liquor License Transfer in California
August 27, 2012

Liquor License Transfer in California

Transferring a liquor license from person to another can be a confusing process without assistance. The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) has many processes in place to handle…

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