Boston liquor licenses

May 27’s Boston Sunday Globe contained two thought-provoking Opinion pieces by Globe deputy editor Dante Ramos:  “Boston bar buzz-kill” and “For the price of a Boston liquor license…oh, never mind“.  Ramos discusses the reasons Boston has less bars and restaurants that serve alcohol than you might think, or many might want.  Ramos also explains why restaurant liquor licenses are so expensive in Boston, and how that skews the types of restaurants that can survive and flourish.  Some possible “solutions” that Ramos throws out that could deserve support include a new class of licenses for smaller bars, or new non-transferable licenses whose fees could be dedicated to support late-night bus or T service.  Well worth taking a closer look….