This week’s episode of Opening Soon is all about permitting, licensing and navigating regulatory hurdles in order to open. How did you get Con Ed to turn on the gas? And passing those Health Inspections? Liquor Licensing aah! A quick dip into expediting your way through the permitting of your city.

We are joined by Robert S. Bookman is a recognized leader of the New York hospitality industry. He has worked with New York City Department of Consumer Affairs and since has specialized in representing small businesses before numerous City and State agencies, the New York City Council, and the courts. He’s also authentically involved in the industry as co-founder and counsel to the New York Nightlife Association, and now as counsel to its successor organization, the New York City Hospitality Alliance.

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