Many people have expressed an interest in obtaining a liquor license for their commercial catering business but have found that they are not eligible as their business does not meet the statutory requirements.
Per Section 2a of H.157, the Department of Liquor Control will be responsible for issuing a report on or before January 15, 2008 to the general assembly outlining the findings and recommendations from the study of commercial caterers in Vermont, the existing laws that regulate them, and the appropriateness of updating theses laws to permit commercial caterers to acquire a first or first and third class license.
There is no doubt that the recommendations coming forth could have a significant impact on many businesses, as well as the commercial and retail catering industry in Vermont.
The next meeting will beheld at the offices of the Vermont Department of Liquor Control located at 13 Green Mountain Drive in Montpelier on Friday, November 2nd , 2007 beginning at 10:00 a.m. If you need directions, please give us a call, or check here. Please do not "MapQuest" the directions, as you will wind up at a trailer park in Berlin.
I encourage everyone to attend and to please get this information out to anyone you feel has an expressed interest in this issue. If you have any questions in the interim, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.
William J. Goggins, Chief
Education, Licensing & Enforcement Divisions
Vermont Department of Liquor Control
13 Green Mountain Drive
Montpelier, VT 05602