MARCH 19 COVID19 ILBA INFORMATION UPDATE

Illinois Licensed Beverage Association, The ILBA has been requesting policy changes with the Illinois Liquor Control Commission pertaining to the COVID 19 disruption.  Please go to the Illinois Liquor Control web site www.ilcc.gov and read these two updates under Urgent – Important Information. COVID – 19 Related Action: Guidance of Product Return COVID – 19 Related Action:…

MARCH 18 COVID19 ILBA INFORMATION UPDATE

ILBA INFORMATIONAL ALERT CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE –   3/18/2020 PREPARE NOW FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF EXTENDED CLOSURE The ILBA continues to communicate with many agencies and departments that make policy decisions. We are advocating to improve the challenging situation that Illinois’ adult beverage businesses are facing. We have made specific policy change requests with the ILCC.…

MARCH 16 COVID19 DISRUPTION ILBA INFORMATION UPDATE

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE – 3/16/2020 The ILBA continues to communicate with the Governor’s Office,  Illinois Liquor Control Commission, Illinois Gaming Board, Illinois State Police, Public Health Departments and  Illinois Legislators to address  concerns with regard to the mandated shutdown and provide the latest information to keep you informed. The CDC has indicated that the best…

March 15, 2020 ILBA INFORMATION UPDATE

Illinois Licensed Beverage Association, Today Illinois Governor J B Pritzker ordered the closure of restaurants, bars and liquor pouring establishments effective at the close of business Monday, 3/16/2020 through Monday, 3/30/2020. Restaurants can offer drive through, delivery, and curbside pick-up. The Illinois Licensed Beverage Association (ILBA) was in contact with a liaison with the Governor’s…

ABL Statement Regarding Deregulation of the American Alcohol Industry in Response to the COVID-19 Crisis

ABL Statement Regarding Deregulation of the American Alcohol Industry in Response to the COVID-19 Crisis March 23, 2020 BETHESDA, MD – American Beverage Licensees (ABL) Executive Director John Bodnovich issued the following statement regarding deregulation of the American alcohol industry in response to the COVID-19 crisis: “American Beverage Licensees (ABL) and its state retail…

2020 ABL ANNUAL MEETING – CANCELLED IN NEW ORLEANS

Update on the 2020 ABL Annual Meeting ABL Indefinitely Postpones Annual Meeting BETHESDA, MD – March 12, 2020 – Over the past week, cascading developments with COVID-19 have heightened concern and raised potential risk for those planning on traveling to and participating in the 2020 ABL Annual Meeting. After deliberative and careful consideration, and with…

Japanese restaurant hires ROBOTIC bartender that serves draft beer in 40 seconds and cocktails in less than a minute after chain struggled to find human workers

Japanese restaurant chain Yoronotaki has opened a new pub in a train station A robot bartender will run the pub and mix drinks based on QR code orders It’s part of a two-month test program to see how viable robotic servers are Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/ By MICHAEL THOMSEN 5 February 2020 A Tokyo restaurant chain has…