1. The Laws of New York
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  3. Alcoholic Beverage Control
  4. Article 8: General Provisions


Section 113 Premises for which no license shall be granted

Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC)

1. Where a license for any premises licensed has been revoked, the liquor authority in its discretion may refuse to issue a license under this chapter, for a period of two years after such revocation, for such licensed premises or for any part of the building containing such licensed premises and connected therewith.

  2. In determining whether to issue such a license for such two year period, in addition to any other factors deemed relevant, the liquor authority shall, in the case of a license revoked due to the illegal sale of alcohol to a minor, determine whether the proposed subsequent licensee has obtained such premises through an arm's length transaction, and, if such transaction is not found to be an arm's length transaction, the liquor authority shall deny the issuance of such license.

  3. For purposes of this section, "arm's length transaction" shall mean a sale of a fee of all undivided interests in real property, lease, management agreement, or other agreement giving the applicant control over the food and beverage at the premises, or any part thereof, in the open market, between an informed and willing buyer and seller where neither is under any compulsion to participate in the transaction, unaffected by any unusual conditions indicating a reasonable possibility that the sale was made for the purpose of permitting the original licensee to avoid the effect of the revocation. The following sales shall be presumed not to be arm's length transactions unless adequate documentation is provided demonstrating that the sale, lease, management agreement, or other agreement giving the applicant control over the food and beverage at the premises, was not conducted, in whole or in part, for the purpose of permitting the original licensee to avoid the effect of the revocation:

  (a) a sale between relatives;

  (b) a sale between related companies or partners in a business; or

  (c) a sale, lease, management agreement, or other agreement giving the applicant control over the food and beverage at the premises, affected by other facts or circumstances that would indicate that the sale, lease, management agreement, or other agreement giving the applicant control over the food and beverage at the premises, is entered into for the primary purpose of permitting the original licensee to avoid the effect of the revocation.