Governor DeSantis signed in a new bill that will allow smaller restaurants to be eligible for liquor sales.
HB 1647 allows smaller restaurants to be eligible for Special Food Service liquor licenses if they are located in Orlando Main Street districts. Previously, Florida limited the number of licenses that could be issued but this new bill will allow for the following exceptions for Orlando Main Street businesses.
- Businesses must have at least1,800 SF of space.
- Businesses must have at least 80 seats/150 guests to qualify.
- Businesses must be licensed by the Division of Hotels and Restaurants.
- Businesses must make at least 51 percent of their revenue from the sale of food and nonalcoholi beverages.
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