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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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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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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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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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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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