Category: Hospitality & Retail Services

4 Key Legal Considerations When Choosing Your Restaurant’s Location

This article was originally posted on Boston Magazine. Starting a new restaurant requires months, if not years, of planning. From concept to financing, location scouting to staffing, the number of tasks is countless, and the hurdles never-ending. The most difficult issues arise not from the things you expect, but from the unknown and unanticipated like…

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Client Alert: Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission Issued Advisory Regarding “7-Store Limit” Increase

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The Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission issued an advisory regarding the off-premise “7-Store Limit” increase, effective January 1, 2020. This law increases the number of off-premise licenses any person or combination of persons may hold, directly or indirectly, in Massachusetts from 7 to 9. Click here to read the full advisory. Adam Barnosky is the…

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Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission Issues Emergency Regulation Regarding Licensee “Inducements”

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September 12, 2019 Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission issues emergency regulation regarding “Inducements”. Order to take effect immediately, which prohibits the receipt of inducements by any person or company licensed to sell alcoholic beverages in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Click here for the full text of the regulation. Adam Barnosky is the Co-Leader of RIW’s Hospitality…

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At Your Service Newsletter: August 2019

In this issue of the RIW At Your Service Newsletter: Cannabis Update; Marketing Corner; Industry Trends/News; Client News; Events & Participation; Restaurant Trends Seminar Recap – Check out the full At Your Service Newsletter: August 2019 Edition

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Cannabis Trends

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Massachusetts adult-use cannabis industry is nearing full swing, with over twenty Marijuana Retailers opened in the state or licensed to sell and dozens of other companies in the queue. Here is a rundown of the latest developments in industry. State Regulators Create (Eventual) Pathway for Cannabis Cafes While voters in Massachusetts approved “cannabis cafes” as…

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The 27th Annual Restaurant Trends Seminar: Best Practices in a Changing Restaurant Landscape

RIW and The Boston Restaurant Group hosted our 27th Annual Restaurant Trends Seminar on Monday, May 13 at the Seaport World Trade Center. This year’s seminar theme was Best Practices in a Changing Restaurant Landscape. There were over 200 people in attendance. Following the educational portion of the event was a networking reception with a…

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RIW Attorney Adam Barnosky will be a judge at the MRA’s 2019 Massachusetts ProStart Student Invitational

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RIW’s Adam Barnosky will be a judge at the Massachusetts Restaurant Association Education Foundation’s 2019 Massachusetts ProStart Student Invitational , which is being held on February 12, 2019 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA. More information.

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Food halls and “micro-business” aggregation dominate downtown Boston

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RIW Hospitality and Real Estate Attorney Adam Barnosky’s recent article on Food halls and “micro-business” in downtown Boston was featured in the New England Real Estate Journal. Check out the Full article. 

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At Your Service Newsletter: January 2019

In this issue on the RIW At Your Service Newsletter: Upcoming Industry Events Article: Massachusetts Minimum Wage Changes For Tipped Employees Marketing Corner Industry Trends/News Client News Events & Participation Check out the full At Your Service Newsletter: January 2019

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RIW Business and Hospitality attorneys Lou Katz and Russ Stein will present a panel at the Restaurant Finance & Development Conference

RIW attorneys Lou Katz & Russ Stein will be presenting a panel at the Restaurant Finance & Development Conference on November 13th at the Wynn/Encore in Las Vegas. The panel topic will be on Revenue Generation Beyond the Four Walls and will include Jack Huang, CEO, Douzo, Steve DiFillippo, CEO, Davio’s Restaurants, and Paul Wahlberg, Chef, Wahlburgers. More information.

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