By Julie Shapiro – The Villager

Bar owners seeking licenses will once again face tougher restrictions under a bill passed by the state Legislature this summer.

The bill strengthens the 500-foot rule, which applies to bars and clubs if there are three or more existing liquor licenses nearby. The new legislation was prompted by a court ruling last November, which weakened the 500-foot rule and gave bar owners more leeway in neighborhoods that are densely packed with bars. [Read More]