Oct 30 2010
The law (S.6231C) which took effect in October 2010, creates a new program within the New York State Liquor Authority whereby an applicant for a liquor license can receive a temporary permit while waiting for their liquor license application to be processed. Prior to this law, an applicant could only receive a temporary permit if they are purchasing a business which already has a liquor license. The new temporary permit program will be a one year pilot program and should allow applicants to serve alcohol via the temporary permit within just weeks of applying.
The bad news . . .this new program currently applies only to applicants located OUTSIDE of New York City.