No limits: Lifting liquor license caps produces vibrant restaurant districts

Full and original article posted on Worcester Business Journal

When a would-be restaurateur approaches Worcester city officials with a plan to open a new eatery, not so much stands in the way procedurally – at least compared to most Massachusetts cities and towns.

Worcester and two dozen other communities across the state have no cap on the number of liquor licenses they can approve, an economic development tool public officials say gives a leg up in being able to approve with relative quickness a proposed restaurant, bar or brewery.

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