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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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Transferring a Liquor License in California Can Be Tricky Business
October 8, 2012

Transferring a Liquor License in California Can Be Tricky Business

Retail alcoholic beverage licenses are strictly controlled in California, so it helps to have someone to help you with the transfer. This is where a Liquor License Consultant comes 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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Licensee Education Available For Free Through ABC
August 20, 2012

Licensee Education Available For Free Through ABC

Did you know that the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) provides licensee education on drugs and alcohol? It’s called the LEAD Program.  What is the LEAD Program? The…

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What to Ask Before Applying for Liquor License in California
August 13, 2012

What to Ask Before Applying for Liquor License in California

If you’re thinking about selling alcohol at your bar or restaurant, you’ll want to ask yourself these questions prior to starting the application process. What type of license best suits…

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What is Liquor Liability Insurance?
August 6, 2012

What is Liquor Liability Insurance?

Liquor liability insurance is a type of insurance for businesses that sell alcoholic beverages. Why would you want to obtain this insurance for your business? There are risks involved in…

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Can ABC Deny The Renewal of an Existing Liquor License?
July 30, 2012

Can ABC Deny The Renewal of an Existing Liquor License?

Unfortunately, ABC may deny the renewal of an existing Liquor License if renewal is not received. This is the case even if you did not receive a renewal notice from…

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Frequently Asked Questions Part Two – California Liquor Licenses
July 23, 2012

Frequently Asked Questions Part Two – California Liquor Licenses

 Q. When must licenses be renewed? A. It is the responsibility of the licensee to renew his license whether or not he has received a renewal notice from ABC. All…

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Frequently Asked Questions Part One – California Liquor Licenses
July 16, 2012

Frequently Asked Questions Part One – California Liquor Licenses

These are some of the most frequently asked questions by those looking to obtain a liquor license in California. Q. What is an alcoholic beverage license? A. A license issued…

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