No Beer with that Pizza for Two Months! (Give Sanjay a Beer or Take his Pizza Away)Nov 29th, 2010 | By Sanjay Paul | Category: Features, Front Page, Uncategorized
Suppose you wish to transfer a liquor license from Harrisburg to
Hummelstown. First there has to be a Borough Council meeting on your
proposal. The public could come forward to oppose it. But let’s say
you get through that. Then you have to apply for the transfer from the
Liquor Control Board (LCB). You will probably get the approval, but
you have to wait 45-60 days. You have to wait for TWO MONTHS to hear
from the LCB that you can sell a glass of beer with your dinner!
Why does the government make it so difficult for small businesses?
People rail against big government and massive regulations. Most of it
is misguided. Quite often the very people who benefit from Social
Security and Medicare, two government programs intended to make life
easier for the elderly, are the ones who claim they want the
government out of their lives.
But what they should be really exercised about is the little
regulations that make life miserable for small business owners. The
licenses that they have to apply for. The fees for such applications.
The long waits to hear from this council and that board.
In the meantime, customers of JoJo’s Pizza cannot buy a beer to
accompany their pizza.