Category: Hospitality & Retail Services

Client Alert: MA Governor Orders Prohibition Against On-Premises Bar and Restaurant Operations Due to COVID-19

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On March 15, 2020, stemming from concerns about COVID-19, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker issued an order prohibiting on-premises bar and restaurant operations. The order, effective Tuesday, March 17 through April 5, 2020 (unless otherwise extended) states, in part “Any restaurant, bar or establishment that offers food or drink shall not permit on-premises consumption of food…

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POSTED IN: Articles & Quotes, COVID-19, Hospitality & Retail Services, News

Congratulations to Attorneys Adam Barnosky and Bethany Grazio on their Elevation to Shareholders of the Firm

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Congratulations to RIW Attorneys Adam Barnosky and Bethany A. Grazio on their elevation to Shareholders of the firm. Adam is the Co-Lead of the Hospitality & Retail Services Practice Group and a member of the Cannabis, Corporate & Business, and Commercial Real Estate Practice Groups. Bethany is a member of the firm’s Cannabis, Corporate & Business,…

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POSTED IN: Cannabis, Commercial Real Estate, Corporate & Business, Emerging Companies, Hospitality & Retail Services, Mergers & Acquisitions, News

Client Alert: Massachusetts House Passes Cannabis Bill to Regulate Host Community Agreements

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On February 5, 2020, the Massachusetts House approved a bill that would regulate host community agreements and related caps on payments from marijuana companies. If the bill is passed by the Senate and signed into law, it would grant the Cannabis Control Commission authority to review and regulate host community agreements as part of the…

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POSTED IN: Cannabis, Hospitality & Retail Services, News

RIW Attorney Adam Barnosky Article Featured in the New England Real Estate Journal

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An article by RIW Attorney Adam Barnosky is featured in the New England Real Estate Journal. The article, “Adaptive reuse and the modernization of the New England shopping mall,” discusses how redevelopment and adaptive reuse are key to the successful transformation of defunct shopping malls into modern mixed-use destinations in the decade ahead. Read the…

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POSTED IN: Articles & Quotes, Commercial Real Estate, Hospitality & Retail Services, News

At Your Service Newsletter: December 2019

In this issue of the RIW At Your Service Newsletter: Upcoming Industry Events Articles: • Hospitality & Retail Industries Potentially Impacted as Massachusetts Looks to Lead States Codifying Data Privacy Protections • Cannabis Cafes & Home Delivery Approved by State Regulators • 4 Key Legal Considerations When Choosing Your Restaurant’s Location • Marketing Corner Industry Trends/News Client News Events…

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Retail and Hospitality Industries Potentially Impacted as Massachusetts Looks to Lead States Codifying Data Privacy Protections

Businesses operating in the retail and hospitality industries tend to gather a large amount of personal data. In addition to collecting employee data, as consumer-facing entities, retail and hospitality businesses typically gather large volumes of customer data. As such, businesses in these industries can see the significant regulatory impact when states look to make legislative…

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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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