Boston Globe: “$400,000 for a liquor license? That’s the cost of doing business in Newport”

Dan McGowan from The Boston Globe has a story out today on the liquor license saga currently underway in the City of Newport.

“How’s this for sticker shock? The cost of a liquor license in Newport has swelled past $400,000,” McGowan wrote in his daily newsletter, Rhode Map. “With two new hotels going up, there’s a movement to lift a 40-year-old freeze on new licenses. But some existing business owners are fighting to keep the cap in place”.

Read the full story.

McGowan is the team that is covering Rhode Island for The Boston Globe. Be sure to catch McGowan’s daily email, Rhode Map. You can sign up for it here

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