Cap on Alcohol Licenses Drastically Raises Liquor License Cost
We've said it before and we will say it again. There are few tricks to getting a liquor license once the licensing authority has decided that only a handful are available.
"In Montana, where there is a cap on the number of liquor licenses available in the state, purchasing a liquor license has proved to be quite expensive, since there is great demand and limited supply... A recent sale of one noted that "Buffalo Wild Wings paid $575,000 for the all-beverage license."
The only way to avoid this trap is to know where the traps are located. Do you research way in advance and make sure that a comprehensive licensing database is in your toolkit.