A newly formed advocacy group, BYOB New Jersey,represents a group of small business owners across the Garden State who have organized to fix the broken liquor license law in New Jersey. Local small restaurants are magnets for economic development, and BYOB New Jersey is fighting to allow neighborhood restaurants the opportunity to have local liquor permitting for table service. Specifically, the group is supporting passage of A-3494, Assemblyman John Burzichelli’s bill which creates two new classes of local liquor permits for restaurants: R-1 for wine, beer, and spirits; and R-2 just for beer and wine. No bar service would be permitted, and alcohol would only be served at the table with a meal. NAIOP NJ supports A-3494 as an important first step in reforming NJ’s antiquated liquor license laws in support of redevelopment.