Posted in: Hospitality & Liquor Control


Last Call: Emergency Rule Forces Ohio Bars and Restaurants to End Alcohol Sales at 10 P.M.

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August 3, 2020  All Ohio bars and restaurants are ordered to cease the sale of alcoholic beverages by 10 p.m. each night pursuant to an emergency adoption of the state’s Liquor Control Commission ruling signed into order by Ohio Governor…

Food Trucks Allowed to Operate at Ohio Rest Stops

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April 10, 2020  On April 10, 2020, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced the creation of a state permit, which authorizes food trucks to operate at any of the state’s 86 rest areas. The move is an effort to help feed truck drivers and other…
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Cocktails To Go: Ohio Allows the Sale and Delivery of Hard Liquor Drinks

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April 7, 2020 Ohio restaurants and bars with an on-premises liquor permit may now sell drinks made with high-proof spirits for carry-out and for delivery with the purchase of a meal.  Customers are limited to two drinks “per meal.” The…

COVID-19: Mitigating Risk and Allowing for Limited Operations of Restaurant Business in Ohio for Carry-Out and Delivery

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A more recent article that explains Ohio's policy change on the sale and delivery of hard liquor drinks can be found here. March 16, 2020  In conjunction with the Ohio Governor’s Office, the Ohio Department of Health ordered the…

Pass the Permit: How to circumvent liquor permit quotas

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Are you having difficulty finding a liquor permit to transfer in your city, village or township? It's a common problem. Oftentimes, all of the permits are taken because the liquor permit quota in a particular area is maxed out. However, there…

Outdoor Refreshment Areas Offer Major Appeal to Local Developers, But Only Time Will Determine Their Long-Term Feasibility

As seen in the November 2016 issue of Properties magazine. It was more than 18 months ago that the Ohio legislature approved the creation of designated outdoor refreshment areas throughout the state to help spur economic growth, but Cleveland…