H3656 and H 3655, relative to liquor licenses in Belmont

Senator Brownsberger submitted the following written testimony to the Joint Committee on Consumer Preotection and Professional Licensure.

TO:          Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure

 FROM:    Senator William N. Brownsberger

 RE:           H3656 and H3655

 DATE:      October 22, 2013

 I am writing in support of H3656 and H3655, to increase the number of retail liquor licenses in Belmont by three (one full alcohol and two wine and beer) and the number of restaurant beer and wine licenses by eight.

 The existing licenses have had a positive impact on Belmont’s economic development and have led to the opening of new establishments.  There are planned developments in two parts of town for which the opportunity for a license would be attractive.

 I hope that the Committee will report H3656 and H3655 favorably.

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