REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR PLENARY RETAIL CONSUMPTION LIQUOR LICENSE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Township Council of the Township of Moorestown has authorized, by Resolution No. 214-2023, issuance of one (1) new Plenary Retail Consumption Liquor License.
A new license shall issue under the historical method and only to a bidder for the operation of a full- service restaurant located in the Township's SRC Zoning District south of State Highway Route 38 to the Mount Laurel and Maple Shade Township borders.
Any plenary retail consumption liquor license, upon issuance, shall only be valid for use in a full-service restaurant and shall not be transferred to any other use, either within the Township SRC Zoning District south of State Highway Route 38 to the Mount Laurel and Maple Shade Township borders or in any other zoning districts of the Township.
The Request for Proposals package may be inspected at the Office of the Municipal Clerk, Town Hall, 111 West Second Street, Moorestown, New Jersey 08057 (Telephone No. (856) 914-3015). Copies will be furnished to prospective applicants upon request. Copies can also be requested by emailing: Contact Name, Company Name, Address, Phone Number, Fax Number and Email Address, along with your request to receive a copy of the RFP, to the Township Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. The RFP can be emailed or mailed upon request. All technical inquiries should be directed to Patricia L. Hunt, Township Clerk at the phone number, address or email address listed above.
Sealed proposals will be publicly received, opened, and announced by the Township of Moorestown, in the County of Burlington, State of New Jersey on Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at 3 p.m. at Town Hall, Council Chamber, 111 West Second Street, Moorestown, NJ 08057. Proposals may be submitted any time after final publication on November 24, 2023, but no later than the opening date and time.
Applicants shall deliver, in triplicate, a proposal in the form attached as Exhibit A to the RFP along with the completed Alcoholic Beverage Control 12-page application attached to the RFP as Exhibit B, together with the following check(s) for: 1) the applicable license fee of $200 payable to the NJ Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control; 2) the applicable license fee of $2,500 payable to the Township of Moorestown; and 3) a good faith deposit certified check in an amount equal to twenty-five percent (25%) of the proposed purchase price payable to the Township of Moorestown.
Each proposal must be enclosed in a sealed envelope addressed to the Patricia L. Hunt, Township Clerk, Township of Moorestown, 111 West Second Street, Moorestown, New Jersey 08057 and marked on the outside with words: RFP LIQUOR LICENSE. No proposals will be accepted after 3 p.m. on Wednesday, January 10, 2024. The Township is not responsible for any proposal mailed or hand delivered which is lost in transit or delivered late.
The minimum bid price is set at Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000). All applicants and the general public are invited to be present for the opening. All proposals must be submitted on the prescribed forms.
The Township, in accordance with law, reserves the right to withhold award of the license(s) for up to six months after the bid opening, after which time, it may seek RFPs again.
The Township reserves the right to reject all proposals and to waive informalities in any proposal, if such waiver is deemed by the Township Council to be advantageous to the Township.
Patricia L. Hunt, RMC Township Clerk
Download the RFP Sale of Liquor License Notice to Bidders Rebid PDF.