Management Plans are a critical part of a New York retail liquor license application

The New York State Liquor Authority reviews all retail license applications to determine if the applicant has an appropriate management plan for supervising its operations in a manner that will ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations affecting the business.  While the focus is on compliance with the alcohol beverage control laws, consideration is given to the likelihood the applicant can remain in compliance with local and state business laws and to avoid being a venue where criminal activity is attracted. A well-written management plan is critical to both the successful operation of the restaurant or bar as well as its ability to obtain a liquor license.