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To Mayor Kate Gallego,

Thank you for taking the time to read our concerns. Signed below represents a group of independent business owners and their patrons who are petitioning the sale of spiritus liquors in the form of “To-Go” craft cocktails.

During this uncertain time clouded by the COVID-19 virus, our Food and Beverage, Hospitality Industry is taking a huge loss with massive layoffs, and closures, among other things. We suffered another heavy hit after the announcement on Tuesday March 17, 2020, closing all bars and restaurants, reducing what we offer, limiting our sales to take-out, delivery and drive thru.

Smaller businesses that have been supported by the community will be losing more than 50-100% of revenue due to the drop in alcohol sales.

We realize other industries are suffering and will suffer, but the hospitality industry is crippled and/or can no longer continue to operate. We need to adapt and change our business models drastically.

The recovery, post-COVID-19, for us will take time so we need to set things in motion and take action now to keep our hard working staff employed and keep the economic flow.

Realizing there needs to be rules and regulations set in place, we propose:

Businesses with a Liquor License Series 12, will be allowed to deliver “To-Go” cocktails containing spiritus liquors, along with food orders. We will abide by all the state liquor license laws entailed with Series 12 license holders which derives at least forty percent (40%) of its gross revenue from the sale of food.

Please help us in our fight to keep businesses going. Hospitality now has a new goal; to provide a sense of normality to our patron’s homes delivered to them/picked-up from their favorite restaurants during this time.

Keep small business alive! Allow us to adapt!

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