In Rome, GA, they are discussing an increased liquor license fee. Most municipalities typically create a limited number of alcohol licenses in the first place. Then all the businesses have to vie for those available licenses. It does not seem to be the case for Rome, GA, but we have been seeing that more and more localities are limiting the amount of licenses available.
“An informal survey conducted by the Rome News-Tribune found that Rome’s volume-based rate is relatively rare.
Dalton charges businesses $750 annually each for beer and wine pouring licenses, and $2,000 for liquor, while Cartersville only provides a combined beer-wine pouring license for $900, and a liquor pouring license for $1,500.”