Beer/Wine Only and full liquor SRX (Special Restaurant) licenses have no resale value and can be obtained directly from the local district office of the FL Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco (DABT) for an annual fee. Beer and wine licenses are relatively easy to obtain as long as the applicant qualifies and the location is approved by zoning and health department or Division of Hotels and Restaurants. SRX licenses have special requirements including: square footage, number of seats and must serve 51%+ in food sales. Service of full course meals must be available at all times alcoholic beverages are being served and no package sales of alcoholic beverages are permitted. Square footage and seating requirement vary from county to county in Florida so call me for info or visit the DABT website for detailed information.
Full liquor Quota licenses must be acquired directly from an existing license-holder and are sold at market value. The market value is based on supply and demand for the county license of interest so the price can change weekly or even daily if there is a change in demand. Quota licenses are required for package/liquor stores, bars, pubs, nightclubs and for restaurants that would not qualify for an SRX license. They are specific to a particular county only and can be moved from location to location within the designated county as long as zoning requirements are met. With this license, you can own and operate a liquor package store, lounge, nightclub/bar or restaurant with no restrictions on food sales, square footage or seating. Smoking is also allowed in establishments as long as it meets the DABT required food and alcohol sales %. For more info on buying or selling a quota license, call me on my direct line to discuss at 727-403-9933 or visit the Quota Licenses page. Thank you for your interest.