Braintree Considers Ways to Limit Open Market License Purchases

Interesting piece on patch.com about efforts afoot in the town of Braintree to reign in the sale of liquor licenses on the open or black market, and instead making it easier (and much cheaper) for prospective licensees to simply obtain the license directly from the town. Certainly favors the mom-and-pop type shops, who cannot afford to pay six figures for a license. Of course, if there were no quota system at all (like in New York), this would not be an issue.