New York Alcoholic Beverage Control Law

Sec. § 81-A
Special License to Sell Wine at Retail for Consumption on the Premises

§ 81-a. Special license to sell wine at retail for consumption on the premises.


On or after the effective date hereof, any person may make an application to the appropriate board for a special license to sell wine at retail to be consumed on the premises where sold.


Such special license shall in form and in substance be a license to the person specifically licensed to sell wine at retail to be consumed on the premises specifically licensed. Such license shall also be deemed to include a license to sell beer at retail to be consumed under the same terms and conditions, without the payment of any additional fee.


The provisions contained in subdivisions three, four, six, eight and nine of section sixty-four-a shall apply to applicants for licenses under this section.


a. No such license shall be issued to any person for any premises other than premises for which a license may be issued under section sixty-four of this chapter or a hotel or premises which are kept, used, maintained, advertised or held out to the public to be a place where food is prepared and served for consumption on the premises in such quantities as to satisfy the liquor authority that the sale of wine intended is incidental to and not the prime source of revenue from the operation of such premises. Such license may also include such suitable space outside the licensed premises and adjoining it as may be approved by the liquor authority.


Notwithstanding paragraph a of this subdivision, a special on-premises license for a premises in which the principal business shall be the operation of a legitimate theater by a corporation organized pursuant to the not-for-profit corporation law may be granted notwithstanding the proximity of such premises to any school, provided that the availability of alcoholic beverages on such premises shall not be advertised in any way at such premises in any manner visible from such street or avenue.

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