ABL Statement on States Re-closing Bars and Taverns

ABL Statement on States Re-closing Bars and Taverns June 30, 2020 BETHESDA, MD – American Beverage Licensees (ABL) Executive Director John Bodnovich issued the following statement regarding states re-closing bars and taverns due to COVID-19: “After being shut down for up to 100 days in some states, laying off their employees and suffering devastating…

ILBA INFORMATIONAL UPDATE JUNE 18, 2020

COVID19 DISRUPTION – THURSDAY JUNE 18, 2020 Business Interruption Grants (BIG) & Community Support: Governor JB Pritzker has announced $900 million in additional relief measures to support families and businesses facing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic and recent civil unrest. This assistance, including Business Interruption Grants, rental and mortgage assistance, additional relief for…

Grubhub to Merge with Just Eat in $7.3 Billion Deal

Talks with Uber fell through after antitrust concerns. Source: https://www.qsrmagazine.com/ June 11, 2020 In the wake of negotiations breaking down with Uber, Grubhub will merge with Just Eat Takeaway, a third-party delivery provider based in Europe, for an estimated $7.3 billion. The combined company will become the world’s largest online food delivery company outside China,…

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…