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Thursday, December 6, 2012

History: End of Prohibition, Formulation of Liquor Sales Rules in Matawan (1933)

According to the 8 Dec 1933 edition of The Matawan Journal (pp 1, 2), Matawan Borough was meeting to establish local liquor sale regulations and fees as Prohibition had come to an end.
  • There would be 6 permits for taverns and bars (sales for use on and off premises) and 2 permits for liquor stores (sales for off premises only).
  • Liquor dealers would have to be visible from the street, none in back rooms, etc.
  •  Liquor dealers could be open from 7 am to midnight every day except Sundays and election days, when they must be closed.
  • Those under the influence of alcohol would be prohibited from purchasing alcohol.
  • Annual liquor license fees would only be available on 1 July 1934; in the meantime, fees would be pro-rated to $1/day for taverns and bars and $0.60/day for stores.


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