June 18, 2021

Business Owners Urge Mass. Not to Allow Cocktails to-Go to Expire – NBC Boston

Massachusetts restaurant owners and advocates are fighting to keep selling cocktails to-go as they try to come back from the pandemic. They say the temporary program that is set to expire next month has become a lifesaver and they do not want to see it go away.

Trina’s Starlite Lounge in Somerville has a to-go cocktail for every color of the rainbow. The restaurant has invested time and money into bottling them and have made a decent profit.

“It made us a bunch of money. It really helped us make up for a whole year of loss,” managing partner Emma Hollander said.

There is still more to make up for, which is why they do not want to see to-go cocktails go anywhere.

“For us, we need to make as much money back as possible and we need every cent that we can get. Every penny, at this point, is crucial,” Hollander said.

Nancy Caswell, the owner of Oak and Roawn in Boston…

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