Liquor license reform bill clears Assembly committee

A bill that would expand New Jersey’s pool of liquor licenses, widely seen as a potential catalyst for economic development, has taken a key step forward in the state Legislature.

Long overdue liquor license reform would drive economic development

Restaurants have proven to be desirable anchors for redevelopment projects and magnets for other businesses. However, with few liquor licenses available, smaller local establishments are having their chances of success diminished or are being shut out, thereby stifling competition, development and consumer choice.