As part of an effort to help businesses in Holyoke cope with the ongoing restrictions due to the pandemic, the City of Holyoke’s License Board, with the encouragement of Mayor Morse, has waived the following license fees for the 2021 season:
- Restaurant All Alcohol & Wine/Malt
- Hotel/Innkeeper All Alcohol & Wine/Malt
- Club All Alcohol
- Veteran’s Club All Alcohol
- Common Victualer
- Automatic Amusement Devices
Any business seeking to renew these licenses for the 2021 season will not have to submit a license fee. For businesses that have already submitted payment for these fees, the City will return those payments to the business. Waiving fess is just one small effort to help local businesses. Utilizing federal Community Development Block grants, the City in partnership with the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce, has also established a small business grant program to assist local businesses during these uncertain times.