Casa Corona Granted Marblehead's First BYOB License

Patrons can now bring alcoholic beverages along with them when they visit Marblehead's new Mexican restaurant on Smith Street.

Feel like a glass of wine with your guacamole? How about a cold beer with those nachos?

Casa Corona, an authentic Mexican restaurant that opened on Smith Street in August, was granted Marblehead's first ever carry-in alcoholic beverage license at Wednesday's meeting of the Board of Selectmen.

Which means that beginning today, customers can bring a bottle of wine or a couple of beers along with them when they stop by for lunch or dinner.

Although the town's four remaining carry-in alcoholic beverage licenses are valued at $400 a piece, board members opted to prorate Casa Corona's license - meaning the restaurant's owners paid only $33.33 for their new license Wednesday night.

What You Need to Know Before Bringing in Alcohol:

  • Approved alcoholic beverages are limited to beer and wine only.
  • You can bring one 750ml bottle of wine for every drinking-age diner - or two beers containing up to 24 ounces per drinking age customer.
  • BYOB customers will be required to order and eat food.
  • Alcohol can be brought in during a restaurant's regular business hours.
  • The Board of Selectmen can take away a license if they determine it is being abused.
  • The Marblehead Police Department must sign-off on all applications.
  • It is the responsibility of the restaurant to be sure patrons don't over-serve themselves.
  • Wait staff may not assist with alcoholic beverages unless they are over 21 and TIPS certified.

Are you excited to stop by Casa Corona with some wine or beer? Let us know in the comments section below.

patricia rietti December 13, 2012 at 01:19 PM
This is a great family-run restaurant with warm service and delicious food at reasonable prices. I'm glad the town finally was able to grant them at least a BYOB license. In this economy, and in a town with such a high restaurant/shop turnover, I hate to see bureaucracy impede business. I'd like Marblehead to hold on to our Mexican food; I hope it's not much longer before we can order a Margarita!
John Buba December 13, 2012 at 01:46 PM
I can't believe it took this long to help out one of the town's newest businesses. Shame on the Selectmen. Imagine, we are thanking the town for "allowing" us to bring a legal substance into a private business and consume it. And for this "privledge" the owners must pay the town $400.
The Kid December 13, 2012 at 02:45 PM
Kegger at Casa Corona. Arriba!
mary p. ayer December 13, 2012 at 02:48 PM
Lena Samperi December 14, 2012 at 05:06 AM
This is great news Thank you Marblehead selectman. Give the people who open a resturant a change to make it. When you go out to eat you like to relax with a drink. We will be going to the New Mexican Resturant ASAP.


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