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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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What If Your California Liquor License Application is Protested?
November 6, 2012

What If Your California Liquor License Application is Protested?

After an ABC application is filed, there is a 30-day period during which the public is notified that a California Liquor License application is pending for the location.  In some…

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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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Don’t Have a California Liquor License? Don’t Sell Alcohol Without One.
October 22, 2012

Don’t Have a California Liquor License? Don’t Sell Alcohol Without One.

To be a successful bar or restaurant in California, you may need to obtain a liquor license.  If you choose to serve alcohol without this license, you could be facing…

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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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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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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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