June 23, 2023 – We hosted a session at the NJ Planning and Redevelopment Conference talking about liquor license reform.
May 24, 2023 – Downtown New Jersey testified before the NJ Assembly Oversight, Reform and Federal Regulations Committee to express their support for comprehensive liquor license reform.
Cannabis can be a complex issue for municipalities to navigate without special guidance. Balancing both the real and perceived concerns of our residents with zoning regulations that are responsive to the desires of the business community and advocates is the work of planners.
Craft brewing and distilling is a developing industry in the Garden State. But while New Jersey passed legislation in 2012 to allow tasting rooms, the restrictive nature of New Jersey Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) rules is hampering expansive growth.
February 23, 2023 – Downtown New Jersey attended Governor Murphy’s roundtable discussion with local restauranteurs and lawmakers about his plan to reform NJ’s antiquated liquor license laws. The legislative proposal would increase the availability of liquor licenses gradually over five years.
January 11, 2023 – Governor Murphy galvanizes discussion to reform NJ’s antiquated liquor license laws in his State of the State Address.
New Jersey’s plastics and polystyrene ban went into effect May 2022 – what it means for small businesses in New Jersey.
January 12, 2022 – Downtown New Jersey acts as an advocate for downtown commercial districts in New Jersey, tracking legislative, regulatory, and policy issues that can affect the success of the state’s downtowns and then informing and educating members on these issues.
Legislation due for a vote on concurrence with the Governor’s conditional veto on Monday (December 20, 2021) will put a heavy burden on small business
The New Jersey Economic Development Authority’s ‘Main Street Recovery Program’ is working to ensure a strong and equitable recovery from the economic impacts of Covid-19.