Category: Hospitality & Retail Services

Adam Barnosky Appointed as Chairman of the Framingham Board of License Commissioners

Congratulations to Adam Barnosky, who was recently appointed by Mayor Yvonne Spicer as the Chairman of the Framingham Board of License Commissioners.  Adam, who specializes in alcoholic beverage licensing and regulatory compliance, brings extensive industry experience to the Board, which will have authority to oversee and license business activity in the community. Full story.

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RIW Restaurant Trends Tasting Event

RIW’s Hospitality Services Group is proud to introduce a special Restaurant Trends tasting event to benefit 826 Boston. RIW and The Boston Restaurant Group have hosted an annual Restaurant Trends Seminar event for the past 25 years. This year the group will present a special Restaurant Trends Chef Tasting event. Each year the net proceeds raised…

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POSTED IN: Events, Hospitality & Retail Services

At Your Service Newsletter: December 2017

At Your Service Newsletter: December 2017

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RIW Hospitality & Retail Services Attorney Kelly Caralis to Moderate at Boston magazine’s Top New Restaurants Event

RIW’s Hospitality & Retail Services attorney Kelly Caralis will moderate the panel at Boston magazine’s Top New Restaurants Event on October 24th at the magazine’s Boston headquarters. Joining the panel will be Shore Gregory, Partner, Les Sablons, Island Creek Oyster Bar, and Row 34, Andy Husbands, Owner/Chef, The Smoke Shop, and Tremont 647, and Dan Kerrigan, Operating Partner, Prairie Fire,…

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At Your Service Newsletter: August 2017

At Your Service Newsletter: August 2017

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New Massachusetts DOR Enforcement Effort

Enhanced Scrutiny for Underreporting of Cash Receipts  The Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) has recently begun cross-checking 1099-K credit card receipt information against total reported revenue in order to investigate and uncover potential underreporting of cash receipts and thus potential underpayment of sales and/or income tax.  After estimating potential cash income based on credit card…

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Alcohol Licensing Updates

MA Court Rules in Favor of Retail Sales of Discounted Booze: In a case brought by retail superstore Total Wines which appealed a decision of the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (“ABCC”), a Boston judge ruled that state retailers can sell alcohol at steep discounts when they order in bulk. The ABCC issued a several day liquor…

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At Your Service Newsletter: May 2017

At Your Service Newsletter: May 2017

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Client Alert: Business Succession Planning for the Closely-Held Business Owner

A well-crafted business succession plan requires careful consideration, which can seem daunting to the devoted business owner who has limited available time. However, when considering the long-term benefits of a thoughtful business succession plan, and the potential risks of not having one in place, it quickly becomes apparent that consulting with qualified advisors skilled in…

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Alcohol Licensing: Legal Updates and Insights

There have been several recent developments in the alcoholic beverages industry which affect regulatory oversight, restaurant operators, brewers, non-profits, and more.  Here is a rundown of the latest developments. New Commissioner to Head the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC). In January, Massachusetts State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg appointed Jean M. Lorizio Commissioner of the ABCC….

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