Governor DeSantis recently passed a bill that will allow smaller restaurants to apply for a liquor license if they fall within a designated Orlando Main Street.
House Bill 1433 allows for the addition of the SoDo District, Curry Ford West, and West Lakes Main Streets to be included in Special Food Service Liquor License Zones, joining the ranks of Audubon Park Garden District, College Park Main Street, Gateway Orlando, Ivanhoe Village, Mills 50, Parramore, and Thornton Park.
Small restaurants that fall within the following categories will be able to qualify for a special, streamlined liquor license:
- Must be over 1,800 SF
- Must have over 80 seats
- Must make 51% of revenue from the sale of food/non-alcoholic beverages
According to SoDo Main Street, credit for the bill being put forth must be given to Tin and Taco and SoDough Square Pizza owner Rob Bair.
Click HERE for more information on the program.