MA Restaurants Get the Green Light For Take Out Cocktails
The State House News Service says Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday afternoon signed into law a bill that will allow Massachusetts restaurants to sell sealed containers of mixed drinks with their takeout and delivery food orders, according to the bill's Senate sponsor.
The bill was the subject of an advocacy push from bartenders and restaurateurs who said to-go cocktail sales would help them generate additional revenue while their operations are restricted during the COVID-19 crisis.
Under the new law, restaurants will be able to sell to-go cocktails, beer and wine through Feb. 28, 2021 or until the end of the COVID-19 state of emergency, whichever is later.