Monday, October 26, 2015

UCF freshmen should beware of underage drinking

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Monday, October 19, 2015

Winter Park City, Orange County Seeks Change

 Laws regulating liquor licenses have always been challenged and discussed by all business owners, local or not. The truth is that this segment of the entertainment market has the potential to bring significant amounts of profit and business owners are not going to let these sums slide through their fingers. At least, this is what a part of the Winter Park community of Orange County is arguing. This is one city that is determined to make a difference and it does not seem willing to quit on its goals. Apparently, the problem is simple, at least when having to expose it. It seems that a change is desired as far as the 1965 law that currently regulates the issue of liquor licenses in the city of Winter Park. This act is the reason for which several businesses were not awarded with licenses, as they do not fulfill the required conditions.

You might think that this legislative act is accepted statewide, but the truth is that there are certain differences, which of course separate Winter Park from other locations. Apparently, the 1965 act states that establishments holding 200 seats will receive licenses, while statewide, the 150 seats will grant you with the permission to sell liquor. Still, businesses that have applied for a license of this kind have received approval, even if the establishments did not have 200 seats. In other words, the statewide provisions have been preferred instead of the ones listed in the 1965 bill. So far, there have not been any difficulties and most importantly no complaints. Still, a change with undisclosed reasons has appeared, a change that has made the 1965 act valid once more. Consequently, several entrepreneurs have been denied the right to sell alcohol because of the insufficient number of seats. As expected, this fact has displeased a great number of individuals, who have not been shy about showing their disapproval. The question is what has triggered the change. What has made the bill valid once more? According to the unpleased crowd, there is not point is putting aside Winter Park from other cities.

Frankly, there is some truth to the message launched by the crowd. Business is what holds this city strong, as anywhere else in the world. Once you begin to cause difficulties and problems in this domain, scaring off all potential investors, the city itself will be the one suffering. Entertainment will also be a profitable domain, no matter how many people agree with this idea or not. Therefore, liquor licenses will be demanded on a regular basis by a great number of clients. Why force these entrepreneurs to start off with a large investment, making it difficult for them to recover it? The matter is still under the debate, although several other provisions have been accepted. It seems that things are about to change and entrepreneurs might be getting some rather good news. In all accounts, complicating the business environment is never a good idea, especially in locations with an increased level of potential like Winter Park, Orange County.

Thursday, October 15, 2015


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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Volusia County Gives Up Alcohol Sale Ban

Generally speaking, obtaining a liquor license is of paramount importance for every business that either desires to enter the alcoholic beverages retail business or to generate some extra income by making available the purchase of alcohol such as restaurants or grocery stores. But obtaining the permit truly represents the hard part owing to the fact that in the United States the permits are released according to the regulations of each state. The regulations are meant to control the quantities of alcohol that are being sold and in order to limit the consumption of alcoholic beverages to a certain age. According to the license purchased, the business owner is required to meet a couple of specifications. For instance, in the state of Florida, the selling of alcohol is forbidden between 3 and 7 a.m. although each member county is given the possibility of modifying the state regulations as it desires.
A clear example of this is represented by the city of Ormond Beach that has decided to abandon the Blue Law statute. The Blue Law refers to the fact that some activities are limited on Sunday for religious considerations. Although the ban is of a religious nature, merchants are prohibited from commercializing alcoholic beverages. The reason for which the authorities have decided to remove the ban is explained by the fact that many small businesses were losing customer that preferred to go Daytona Beach instead. If you take into consideration the fact that restaurants, whether indoor or outdoor, obtain more than 50% of profits from the sale of wine than from offering exquisite menus, then it is pretty clear why a liquor license can represent the equivalent of increased revenues. In addition to this, the committee of Volusia County has reached the conclusion that the Blue Law has become quite out-of-date. Nevertheless, the competent authorities have not given up on the regulations that prohibit revenues from selling alcoholic beverages between 3 a.m. and 7 a.m., whether indoor or outdoor, owing to the fact that by allowing people to purchase alcohol at late hours might set a bad example for the community and thus resulting in an increased crime rate. Besides this, the behavior of inebriated people risks of disturbing the general population. For instance, Florida has been subject many times to incidents related to the overconsumption of alcohol.         
The recent reports of shooting incidents, particularly those of Daytona Beach where the shootings were accompanied by acts of violence such as assaults and even stabbing, have led to the closing of bottle clubs in order to prevent such unpleasant situations. In other words, the bottle clubs from Volusia County are required to comply with the same regulations. To conclude, it is clear that no one can escape state regulations and that the modifications that each county can apply to the existing regulations are significantly limited. Besides the reasons presented before, alcohol bans on beaches are maintained in order to preserve the general order because many people tend to dump the trash on the beaches thus littering.