Alcoholic Beverage License Applications
The NCPC will update this page from time to time as we are notified of new applications to sell alcoholic beverages within beats 12Y and 13X. Here are some reference materials for citizens on alcoholic beverage licensing:
- Information for Citizens to Protest Against ABC Licenses
- Common ABC License Types and their Basic Privileges
- Non-Retail ABC License Types and their Basic Privileges
License requests are posted publicly for 30 days only, to allow the public to comment or object. After the 30 day period the license is either approved or rejected and no more comments may be filed. The NCPC will check from time to time to see whether a posted license application is still pending and remove those that have been approved. (Note 10/31/17: Yes, all 3 of the applications shown below are still pending on this date despite the usual 30 day limit.)
We receive 2 items for each application, the application itself and the cover letter to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Sometimes these are included in a single document.
August 22 2017 ABC Applications (Enoteca Molinari, 5474 College Ave.; as of Jan. 2018, pending while under construction)
November 15, 2018 ABC Memo (Burma Bistro, 6048 College Ave.)
Note to users: I just realized that the application for Khanna Peena, at 5316 College Ave., is still pending despite being filed on 12/30/15. I accidentally removed the applications and memos but you can check the status by going to www.abc.ca.gov and searching the License Query System.
If you want to investigate an ABC license yourself, go to www.abc.ca.gov and click on the License Query System link on the front page. You can query the system using the license number, the license address, the licensee name, or the business name. Update 1/3/18: address searches now fail unless the address is in all caps.
If you have questions for the city about a specific application, the contact information for the Alcoholic Beverage Action Team (ABAT) is in the ABC Letter document for each application.
We very occasionally get applications for new businesses of other types. This area is used for those. These are city licenses and aren't listed on www.abc.ca.gov
No open miscellaneous applications as of 1/3/18.