Ratholing Liquor Licenses

I have been wondering about this for awhile, and glad to see Snevelicious did a story about it;

“Really, if it’s just a change of address, not a change of ownership, they’re just playing a game,” said Greg Jamison, a state Representative from Sioux Falls who also spent eight years on the Sioux Falls City Council.

This happens quite often. Just recently a national franchise sports bar parked their license at Casino so they can complete their building. Or my favorite, a liquor license jumped from a 2nd floor insurance office to an ice cream shop and now to a vacant space.

I hope Joe does some more investigating on this. It’s time to get rid of liquor licenses as assets. Someday I hope to sell my driver license for $400K 🙂


#1 Very Stable Genius on 09.15.21 at 2:11 pm

I know some RV owners who might be willing to buy your driver license. Do you have a PO Box, too?

#2 The Guy From Guernsey on 09.15.21 at 5:12 pm

Greg Jamison is a State Representative. There is legislative remedy to this. Perhaps go so far as to codify that dormant licenses cannot be renewed.
Write the bill. Cultivate the support.
Otherwise, I have to ask – what are Greg’s ulterior motives in offering comment to AL Media. Which of his businesses or development clients want a liquor license?