Explainer: Why It's So Tough to Get an NJ Liquor License - and What Can Be Done

Explainer: Why It’s So Tough to Get an NJ Liquor License – and What Can Be Done

After decades of listening to restaurateurs gripe about the often prohibitively high cost of a liquor license, New Jersey lawmakers are poised to debate a bill that could dramatically lower their price and increase the quantity available. Since 1947, the state has restricted the number of licenses a municipality can issue, basing the formula on population.…