Orange County

New bill allows Edgewood Central District businesses to purchase affordable liquor licenses

EDGEWOOD, Fla. — Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill that allows smaller restaurants affordable liquor license options for the Edgewood Central District.


HB 1423 permits smaller restaurants to buy an SRX license for $5,000 instead of a 4COP. A 4COP can cost as much as $300,000.

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The new law designates a special zone in the city’s Central District, where restaurants and shopping are located on Orange, Hoffner and Gatlin Avenues.

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The city said this specific alcoholic beverage license will benefit Edgewood’s small budget and the recently created downtown area.

Mayor John Dowless said this bill will help create new jobs.

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