Liquor license bill remains a balancing act despite support from developers, municipalities

While liquor license reform has broad support from the state’s commercial real estate sector, municipalities and many top business groups, it faces opposition from liquor store owners and large restaurant groups that already hold licenses. Others, who support the spirit of the bill, say it still needs to be tweaked when it comes to aspects such as the pricing of the new specialized licenses and the compensation structure for existing license holders.