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December 7, 2012

City fees for eateries adding up

Some hit with double whammy


Last year, the city took in $167,575 in fees, according to municipal records.

The following is a partial list of fees charged by the city for eating, drinking and entertaining operations here:

Restaurant, full alcohol, $3,750; function hall, full alcohol, $3,750; package stores, full alcohol, $3,750; restaurant, wine and malt, $3,000; package stores, wine and malt, $3,000; fraternal organizations, wine and malt, $3,000; venue, live entertainment, $2,250.

Also, hawker and peddler, Inn Street, $700; common victualer, $350; live entertainment, acoustic, $300; lodging, per location, $200; hawker and peddler, $75; venue with electronic devices (TV, juke box), $50.

In other business, the board approved a common victualer license for Jill B. Passen, new owner of Taffy’s Restaurant on State Street. She said the eatery would extend its hours of operation by being open on Mondays.

An entertainment license was extended to Caroline Joliffe, owner of Brown Sugar by the Sea on Water Street.

And the board noted a “change of manager” at 10 Center Street restaurant, with Jasmine Lewan taking the helm at that venue.

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