On June 3, the PLCB announced an expedited approval process for licensees wishing to temporarily extend their licensed premises to include additional outdoor areas.
This process will immediately grant authority to serve at previously unlicensed outdoor areas, waiving both application fees and the minimum 30-day waiting period typically required before an extension of licensed premises could be approved.
The application will require the submission of a plan, and if the area to be licensed is an area not under the applicant’s control – such as a municipal sidewalk – then proof that the applicant has the right to occupy the location must be provided.
Steps for Applying
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to contact my liquor liability insurer regarding my extended premise?
Yes. You should contact your liquor liability insurance immediately to add your extended premise to your covered area. Hospitality Insurance Group has made available their supplement form to help you gather all the necessary information prior to giving your liquor liability insurer.
I heard that live entertainment is prohibited. Is that true?
Neither the PLCB nor the Governor's guidance documents prohibit live music from restaurants. They do prohibit dance floors and karaoke. Our understanding is that a solo or small acoustic band playing background music for customers to enjoy while they dine with you is acceptable.