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Client Spotlights

The summertime tends to be our busy season here at Beverage Law Institute and we wanted to share with you a few of our clients recent openings or business changes. Table 23, Tallahassee Located in the heart of midtown Tallahassee, Table 23 has a southern-inspired menu with craft drink options. You can dine inside or […]

Posted on: July 20, 2016

Liquor License Lottery: We have SELLERS!

As many of you are aware, the Florida liquor license lottery took place yesterday and several of our clients won quota licenses and are ready to sell. The licenses that we have available from the lottery include the following counties: DADE ESCAMBIA HILLSBOROUGH LAKE LEE ORANGE OSCEOLA PALM BEACH PINELLAS ST. JOHN’S Contact us at […]

Posted on: April 14, 2016

2015-2016 Quota Liquor License Lottery Drawing

The date for the for the 2015-2016 Florida liquor license lottery drawing has been announced. It will be held here, in Tallahassee, at the DABT headquarters on April 13th, at 9 am. If you were entered into the lottery or are looking to purchase a license in one of the counties that will be issued […]

Posted on: April 5, 2016

New Rules Just Passed for Escrow Extension

The state has rewritten the rule pertaining to the escrow period of a Florida liquor license. As it was before, once a licensee is issued a new license or received a license through transfer, they have six months to be active and open for business. Once in business, they should be operating at least eight […]

Posted on: March 15, 2016

Beverage Law’s Liquor License Loan

Beverage Law’s loan management company, Alpine Start, uses private lenders for each loan. Most lenders use these loans as a retirement tool and their intentions are not to foreclose and take the borrowers license. We work extensively with the borrower to keep them caught up on payments and out of foreclosure. Interest rates are high, […]

Posted on: February 16, 2016

Leon and Duval County Liquor Licenses in high demand

As many of you know, quota liquor license prices vary from county to county and that price is set by the supply and demand for each county. There is currently a low supply and a high demand for liquor licenses in Leon and Duval counties, creating a potentially inflated market. This means that licenses in […]

Posted on: February 9, 2016

Tallahassee bars to stay open until 4 am

On Wednesday, January 27th, city commissioners passed an ordinance in Tallahassee to allow all city establishments that serve alcohol to stay open until 4:00 am. This will be the new rule for all types of restaurants and bars and is much later than the current 2:30 am closing time. Establishments will still have to abide […]

Posted on: January 28, 2016

Florida’s Escrow Extension Rule

There has been a lot of recent discussion on the rule extending the escrow period of quota liquor licenses. In the past, a quota was allowed to sit in escrow for up to two years, but in December of 2015, the Division of Alcohol Beverage and Tobacco announced the repeal of that rule. Now, there […]

Posted on: January 25, 2016

2015-2016 Liquor License Lottery

Last week was the deadline to enter for the 2015 quota Liquor License Lottery.  As a county increases in population by 7,5oo people, the state issues a new quota license by the way of the lottery.  The following counties will have at least one new license issued: Broward, Dade, Duval, Escambia, Hillsborough, Lake, Lee, Leon, […]

Posted on: October 5, 2015

Responsible Vendor Program

One of the services that we offer at Beverage Law Institute is our Responsible Vendor Training Program. Our program trains managers and employees to serve alcohol responsibly which lowers an establishments insurance, reduces the risk of civil liability, and protects licenses from license suspension or revocation. Our training material and exam are offered online and […]

Posted on: August 31, 2015