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CT liquor license suspensions truly a big deal for proprietors

Connecticut liquor retailers face a host of challenges in their quest to retain their legal status and be profitable.

We note some of the obstacles they routinely deal with on a page of our website devoted to Connecticut liquor law at the New Haven law firm of Berdon Young & Margolis, P.C. Among other things, they include:

  • Obtaining applicable permits and health licenses
  • Dealing effectively with local, state and federal enactments
  • Staying on top of municipal zoning issues
  • Defending against sanctions and litigation (e.g., sales to minors)

Those focal points of concern for any Connecticut package store owner or other retailer are merely representative of a much larger basket of issues.

Like simply staying open, for example.

A recent online piece from a Hartford publication underscores that most primary concern of state liquor-selling establishments. Namely, they must skirt penalties and other exactions that can easily lead to an order to shut establishment doors, either temporarily or forever.

The implications of that are obviously hard to overstate, even when a "closed" sign is mandated for just a single day.

The above-cited article provides a double-digit listing of Connecticut liquor establishments that had their licenses suspended for a brief period between November of last year and this January. Those businesses were penalized for various offenses, ranging from sales to minors and on-site consumption to health issues and improperly positioned permits.

That article reveals that even a single day with doors closed yields a substantial fine for those businesses. Moreover, those entities suffer big losses through lost sales opportunities.

Any questions or concerns regarding a liquor sale-related issue can be directed to a proven liquor law attorney, who can provide diligent representation aimed at fully promoting a client's legal interests.

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