Entertaining An Idea – Shouldn’t city reap financial reward for granting entertainment licenses?

June 10, 2010

Entertainment licenses, like liquor licenses that are given by the Licensing Board can be taken away.

The Licensing Board giveth.

The Licensing Board taketh away.

An entertainment license is not a right. It is a privilege.

It is a bit like the liquor license that comes with it.

This being said, perhaps the Licensing Board ought to consider charging for entertainment licenses – maybe $3,000 annually.

This would certainly separate the players and serious business owners from the weaker operators.

It would also raise a nice bit of cash for the city.

An entertainment license allowing for live bands and dancing and or whatever is considered entertainment in this city, can generate substantial amounts of money for the license holder.

In the case of a local restaurant now petitioning the Licensing Board for a full entertainment license, it is possible that location could pull in $10,000 or more in a good night’s business just because of the entertainment license.

The Licensing Board should consider raising the fees for entertainment licenses.

If they’re going to be given out, the city might as well make something from them.

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