Executive Order Restricts Alcohol Sales Unless Food is Purchased

The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce has continuously worked to stay on top of information that is important to our member businesses. Since March, information has come fast and fluid - sometimes changing and updating by the hour.

Yesterday Governor Cuomo issued Executive Order 202.52, effective Friday July 17, 2020, directing that all licensed establishments with on premises privileges (e.g. restaurants, taverns, manufacturers with tasting rooms, etc.) shall not serve alcoholic beverages unless such alcoholic beverage is accompanied by the purchase of a food item which is consistent with the food availability requirement of the license under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law.

The New York State Liquor Authority offered guidance pursuant to the Executive Order, which can be found here

We applaud our member businesses who are doing what they can to stay compliant and in business. We are here for each and every one of them.