ILBA INFORMATIONAL UPDATE JUNE 4, 2020

ILBA INFORMATIONAL UPDATE JUNE 4, 2020 COVID19 DISRUPTION – THURSDAY JUNE 4, 2020 GOVERNOR PRITZKER SIGNS “COCKTAILS TO-GO”: Cocktails To-Go Recap: Sealed container – means a new rigid container, has a secured lid or cap designed to prevent consumption without removal of the lid or cap and is tamper-evident.  DOES NOT include a container with…

ILBA INFORMATIONAL UPDATE MAY 29, 2020

ILBA INFORMATIONAL UPDATE MAY 29, 2020 COVID19 DISRUPTION – FRIDAY MAY 29, 2020 PHASE 3 BEGINS & GOVERNOR’S NEW COMMUNITY RECOVERY ORDER SIGNED TODAY: Today begins Phase 3 of the State of Illinois’ reopening plan. Many bars, eateries, retailers, outdoor sites and attractions, and other places are reopening with capacity limits and enhanced safety precautions.…

LEGISLATURE OKs LETTING BARS SELL COCKTAILS TO GO

Legislature OKs letting bars sell cocktails to go By JERRY NOWICKI jnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD — A measure allowing bars and restaurants to serve cocktails to go passed both chambers of the General Assembly on Saturday, meaning it needs only a signature from Gov. J.B. Pritzker to become law. State Sen. Sara Feigenholtz, D-Chicago, said in a…

ILBA INFORMATIONAL UPDATE MAY 20, 2020

ILBA INFORMATIONAL UPDATE MAY 20, 2020 COVID19 DISRUPTION – TUESDAY MAY 20, 2020 GOVERNOR PRITZKER ANNOUNCES OUTDOOR SERVICE OPTION IN PHASE 3 OF RESTORE ILLINOIS: (possibly May 29, 2020) Bars and restaurants can open for outdoor seating with local municipal approval.  Governor Pritzker quoted “The experts have indicated that we can build on to our…

ILBA INFORMATIONAL UPDATE MAY 19

ILBA INFORMATIONAL UPDATE MAY 19, 2020 COVID19 DISRUPTION – TUESDAY MAY 19, 2020 ILLINOIS GENERAL ASSEMBLY RETURNS TO SPRINGFIELD: A Special Session will convene on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 and will be limited to Budgetary, COVID19 Pandemic, Economic Recovery, Constitutional Amendments, and a few other issues. ACTION ALERT: BARS AND RESTAURANTS MUST OPEN! Alcohol pouring…

ILBA letter to Governor Pritzker May 14

May 14, 2020 The Honorable J.B. Pritzker Office of the Governor 207 State House Springfield, IL 62706 Re: Reopening Illinois Bars and Restaurants Dear Governor Pritzker: The Illinois Licensed Beverage Association (ILBA), which represents over 1,000 bars and taverns across Illinois, thanks you for your steadfast leadership in guiding our state through this unprecedented health…

ILBA COVID19 INFORMATIONAL UPDATE MAY 13

ILBA INFORMATIONAL UPDATE MAY 13, 2020 COVID19 Disruption – Wednesday, May 13, 2020   LOCAL GOVERNMENTS DEFY GOVERNOR PRITZKER’S EXECUTIVE ORDER ON CLOSURE: Madison County officials vote to re-open, defying Pritzker’s stay-at-home order Governor Pritzker will consider withholding Federal Relief Funds to local municipalities that defy the Executive Order. Additionally, the Governor stated today that…

The economics of it all and why cocktails-to-go is necessary

Source: https://irishliquorlawyer.com/ May 11, 2020 The COVID-19 crisis is a game changer and has thrown even smooth operating businesses up for grabs! Restaurants that were once packed are empty, and delivery and carry out services are their only option. However, the revenue from carry out and delivery will never match the dine-in revenue. Restaurants and…

American Distilled Spirits Alliance and American Beverage Licensees Call To Restore Business Entertainment Expenses Deductibility

Source: American Distilled Spirits Alliance May 11, 2020 The American Distilled Spirits Alliance (ADSA) and American Beverage Licensees (ABL) are pleased to support the hospitality industry and call for restoration of the deductibility of business entertainment expenses under the U.S. tax code. “Restoring deductibility for these legitimate expenses is a vital move for keeping the…