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Glover Law is a boutique law firm that helps businesses and individuals navigate complex corporate and government affairs matters. The firm works with members of the hospitality industry on issues relating to state licenses, alcohol beverage sales, and potential franchise agreements.

Spotlight: Larger Events and Event Spaces

 

The Spotlight series is intended to provide helpful information about important business and professional licenses issued by the State of Florida. This installation is on the group of licenses reserved for larger events and event spaces.

Glover Law works with applicants for liquor licenses and many other licenses and permits issued by the Department of Business and Profession Regulation. Contact us for more information on the application process.

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Performing Arts Center
Permitted Products- Beer, Wine and Liquor
Type of Sale- By the drink for consumption on the premises only
Cost - $400
Issued to a facility consisting of no less than 200 seats. The facility must be owned and operated by a not for corporation qualified under the provision 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The facility must be used and occupied to promote development of any or all of the performing, visual or fine arts. Sales and service of alcoholic beverages may occur only in conjunction with an artistic, educational, cultural, promotional, civic, or charitable event, except as part of food and beverage service banquets or receptions

Symphony Orchestra
Permitted Products: Beer, Wine and Liquor
Type of Sale- By the drink for consumption on premises only. Sales are permitted only within the enclosure of the in which the symphony normally and regularly performs and only during the hours in which the premises are in use for a cultural event under the auspices of the licensee. 
Cost- $400
Issued to state-chartered not for profit entities organized for the purpose of supporting or managing the affairs of a symphony orchestra. The license shall be issued only to an entity supporting a well- recognized symphony whose reputation is known generally in the state or region of operation.

Live Performance Theater
Products Permitted- Beer, Wine and Liquor
Type of Sale- By the drink for consumption on premises only. Sales permitted only to patrons during any regularly scheduled live theater performance.
Cost- $400
Issued to state-chartered not for profit entities organized for the purpose of operating a theater with live performances and not fewer than 100 seats. Licensees may not enter into any exclusive contract for use of the license.

Special Public Fair/ Expositions
Products Permitted- Beer, Wine and Liquor
Type of Sale- By the drink for consumption on premises only
Cost- $250
Issued to any public fair or exposition which is organized in accordance with Ch. 616 F.S. License may be used only in connection with special events held on the premises of the fairground. License may not be used during any youth agricultural activity or regularly scheduled public fair or exposition. This special license is not transferable. 

Event Center – Charlotte County Only
Permitted Products- Beer, wine and liquor
Type of Sale- By the drink or in sealed containers for consumption on or off the premises where sold
Cost- $1820
Issued to event centers that do not market themselves primarily as a food service establishment. In Charlotte County, the establishment must not market itself as a food service establishment. A qualifying event center must have a seating capacity of no more than 800 seats, an overall floor space of no more than 10,000 square feet and derive no less than 51% of annual gross income from the sale of event center tickets and food and non-alcoholic beverages that are prepared, served and consumed on the premises


Special thanks to Jada Roulhac for her work on this piece. Please note that this page is made available by the law firm for educational purposes only, and that it is not intended to provide specific legal advice. Visiting this page does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and the firm.