The Authority is now requiring that the address appearing on the license, bond and lease match the 911 system and the deed for the property. This can be confusing when it differs from the mailing address for the leased premises.
Let’s look at an example. A corner multiple unit commercial building in Canandaigua has two street level commercial retail units along Beeman Street, 5 and 7 Beeman Street and one street level commercial retail unit along Main Street, 195 Main Street. It also has several residential apartment units on the second floor 6A, 6B and 6C. In this situation, the lease, bond and licensed premises must be “5-7 Beeman Street; 195 Main Street” as recited on the deed.
Let’s look at another example. A downtown multiple unit commercial building in LeRoy has two street level commercial retail units at 7 and 9 Main Street. The deed for the building lists the property as 7, 9, 11, and 13 Main Street. It also has several residential apartment units on the second floor. The street address for 7 Main Street will be a farm brewery. The street address at 7 Main Street will be an adjacent restaurant. In this situation, the lease, bond and licensed premises must be “7-13 Main Street, unit 7 Main Street” for the brewery and “7-13 Main Street, unit 9 Main Street” for the restaurant.
If the building has more than one legal address, the Authority requests that applicants additionally submit one or more of the following supporting documents with the original application:
- All property tax bills for the building
- Letter from 911 system verifying the address(es) in its system for the building as a whole
- Deed for the building
- Letter from the Post Office verifying mailing addresses associated with the building
The Examiner may request additional documentation at his or her discretion.
Tracy Jong has been an attorney for more than 20 years, representing restaurants, bars, and craft beverage manufacturers in a wide array of legal matters. She is also a licensed patent attorney.
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