Restaurant Rejuvenation Act Signed Into Law

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New Mass. law OKs Sunday morning alcohol sales

July 1, 2010

BOSTON-Early risers on Sundays will now have the chance to purchase Bloody Marys and Irish Coffees with their pancakes in Massachusetts.

Full story, link and press release after the jump.

BOSTON-Early risers on Sundays will now have the chance to purchase Bloody Marys and Irish Coffees with their pancakes in Massachusetts.

Tweet 21 people Tweeted thisSubmit to DiggdiggYahoo! Buzz ShareThis The new law, which was part of the $27.6 billion budget Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick signed Wednesday, allows restaurants to start serving alcohol at 10 a.m. on Sundays.

The previous law did not allow alcohol to be served until noon.

The law was originally proposed by Dave Andelman, the creator of the “Phantom Gourment,” a popular radio and television show that critiques local restaurants.

Restaurants say the law will help them do better business on Sunday mornings.

The law takes effect immediately.…

FOR IMMEDATE RELEASE                                   Contact Dave Andelman

Thursday, July 1, 2010                                      (617) 429-4900

Restaurant Rejuvenation Act Signed Into Law    

New Law the first step to making Massachusetts the “Brunch Capitol of the World”

Boston –  The Restaurant Rejuvenation Act was signed and became law yesterday. The law takes effect immediately and will allow restaurants to start serving alcohol at 10AM on Sunday. The previous law restricted service to start at noon.

Dave Andelman, the originator of the new law, stated upon its passing, “It is a proud day for restaurants, waiters, waitresses and consumers in Massachusetts. I would like to thank all those who played a roll in passing this legislation before the July 4th holiday weekend.”

Dave added, “Specifically, we would like to thank and note the bipartisan sponsorship in the Senate of Senators Richard Tisei, Steven Panagiatakos, Jack Hart, and Robert Hedlund and in the State House of Representatives Jennifer Benson. Susan Williams Gifford, Jim Dwyer and Karyn Polito.  We would also like to thank Governor Deval Patrick, Senate President Therese Murray, Speaker Robert DeLeo and all of the State Senators and Representatives who supported this efforts.”

Dave continued on the expected benefits, “The new law will increase employment, income taxes, sales taxes, and meals taxes, without costing the government a single dollar. It will help the restaurant industry, which employees roughly 10% of the work force, fight the recession. We expect this to generate tens of millions of dollars per year for the state.”

The Restaurant Rejuvenation Act was first conceived in February during the Andelman brothers’ radio show. Dave Andelman, an attorney and MBA, has been successfully advising restaurants in their operations and promotion for the past seventeen years.  Phantom Gourmet is on TV38 Saturday & Sunday 11AM and 96.9FM Boston Talks Saturday 4 to 7PM.

More information, and what the new law is expected to do, can be found at


About Vincent Errichetti

  • This is great, its about time, MA made a move to lessen government. Congrats to Sen. Tisei and others for their hard work in getting this through. Vincent when does it become official law, meaning when can i go get my celebration drink?

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    Kennedy’s dead.