Business Headlines: Who’s Hiring? Costly Liquor Licenses
BOSTON (CBS) – The holidays could be the answer for job seekers.
According to one survey, retail hiring is up 16-percent over 2010.
All that is ahead of the busy holiday shopping season.
Boloco is hiring. The local burrito chain says it will open six restaurants over the next 14-months and they vow to open at least six more every year going forward.
And a company called Exagrid has 16-positions open for anyone who wants to take on the challenge of getting rid of tape-based data storage.
Exagrid is based in Westboro, and they say they’re bracing for fast growth.
Restaurant chain ‘Dave and Busters’ says it has gotten almost 18-hundred job applications for 250-to-300 job openings at its new location in Braintree, outside the South Shore Plaza.
It’s Dave and Buster’s first location in Massachusetts. It’s a bar and restaurant with games and attractions for adults.
They say they’ll open on December 12th after a long battle with the town over selling alcohol.
Expensive Liquor Licenses
Being able to serve drinks in Boston is getting pricier.
Depending on the neighborhood, a full liquor license can now cost as much as $450,000!
Just to serve beer and wine costs around $50,000.
The reason for this is a spike in the number of restaurants that are opening and the city caps the number of liquor licenses that are available.
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Lisa van der Pool of the Boston Business Journal can be seen weekdays at 6 a.m. on WBZ-TV.