“It’s a shame if it stays vacant,” Dakos said.
Only a limited number of liquor licenses is available to each city or town, and boards are eager to see that they do not go unused. While unwanted licenses are sometimes sold between private parties for huge sums, Dakos observed that under the law, this one could not be sold as it has never been put into use.
“This not going to go on and on. It can’t,” Dakos said.
In other words, the board could challenge Mastrangelo’s continued possession of the license.
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