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.