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Reform on the Rocks: NJ’s Struggle with Liquor Licenses
Friday, June 23, 2023 at 10:45AM
Hyatt Regency Hotel, New Brunswick, NJ

New Jersey’s archaic liquor license laws are a hindrance to our small businesses, downtowns, and development and redevelopment opportunities. After decades of proposed liquor license reform floundering in the legislature, it gained renewed attention during COVID shutdowns, and more recently, the attention of Governor Murphy in his State of the State and Budget addresses. DNJ coordinated a discussion with leaders in the liquor license reform movement to hear about possible solutions to put our restaurant and craft manufacturing industries on par with neighboring states and the nation. 


  • Luis De La Hoz, Chair, Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of NJ
  • Courtenay D. Mercer, PP, AICP, Executive Director, Downtown NJ
  • Eric Orlando, Executive Director, Brewers Guild of New Jersey
  • Anthony Pizzutillo, Partner, Pizzutillo Public Affairs
  • Ted Zangari, Esq., Member, Sills Cummis & Gross

This panel was coordinated by Downtown New Jersey as part of the 2023 NJ Planning & Redevelopment Conference. For more information, visit https://pheedloop.com/njprc23/site/home/.

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