Howard Goldstein

Howard Goldstein
'The New Jersey Liquor License Expert" - click on picture to go to my web site

Sunday, December 25, 2011

New Jersey Liquor Licenses marketing information

In New Jersey I have brokered over 500 hundred liquor licenses in 22 years.

I have appraised NJ liquor licenses for banks, established NJ license values for estates, and testified in litigation as an expert witness on NJ liquor license values.

When your company wants or needs a liquor license in New Jersey, use me as YOUR broker.

Should your company have a license, turn it into cash.

My integrated campaign of internet and print marketing achieve results.
I can sell your liquor license.

Real estate deals are contingent on finding a license in the market.
My experience in negotiating buyer options on NJ liquor licenses, may eliminate the “license contingency” in your real estate deal.

I can save you money on your next transaction, period.

Prices go up and down, based on each recent sale.
Factors include, comps, number of NJ liquor licenses available in a market, and demand.
I research these factors in each market.

Knowing the market allows me to buy a New Jersey liquor license opportunistically for my customer.


1. One chain was going to pay over $500,000 for a NJ liquor license. I was able to save them $50,000.
2. Developer wanted a hard to find license in Paramus, NJ. I FOUND IT
3. Large chain was going to pay $250,000 for a license. I found one for $110,000
4. Customer of mine had a license under contract for $125,000. I found a license available at auction for $25,000.
5. Large grocer wanted a distribution 44 NJ liquor license to open a liquor department.
6. Towns consult with me to establish values when they want to auction a new liquor license.
7. I have acted as the “stalking horse” in deals, buying a NJ liquor license and assigning it to the buyer.

The deal stories go on and on.

References are available upon request.

Use Howard Goldstein for your next New Jersey liquor license transaction.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Business Biography of Howard Goldstein, the New Jersey Liquor License expert - updated November 2013

Career Highlights

1. Leased or sold over 400,000 square feet of commercial highway space.
Tenants included Michael’s, Stop and Shop, Pier One, Vitamin Shoppe, Fidelity Investments, Starbucks, Ruby Tuesday, Carrabba's, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Long Horn Steakhouse, Party City, Outback Steakhouse, Strauss Discount Auto.
2. Represented the following chain tenants looking for locations:
a. Ruby Tuesday, Inc.
b. Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Long Horn Steakhouse
c. Wawa Gas Convenience stores
d. Outback Steakhouse/Carrabba's/Bonefish

3. Marketing and sale of Hotel sites. The sites are presently Hilton products.

4. Completed deals with the following list of outstanding National Developers:
a. Garden Commercial, developer of many properties
b. Simon Property Group of Indianapolis, Indiana.
c. General Growth, owner of 160 Malls around the country
d. Glimcher Properties, developer of the Outlet Mall by Newark Airport
e. Vornado, Inc., owner of numerous strip malls in NJ
f.  Hartz Mountain, Industries, concentrated in Northern New Jersey
g. Kimco Properties, Hyde Park, NY

5. Brokered the sale of several major chains, including Strauss Discount Auto in New Jersey

6. Sold 600 liquor licenses in New Jersey, California, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Florida.

Deals have included liquor license work for the following chains:
1. Fridays
2. Applebee’s
3. Bonefish Grill
4. Carrabba's
5. Outback Steakhouse
6. Dave’s Barbecue
7. Ruby Tuesday
8. Olive Garden/Red Lobster
9. Long Horn Steakhouse
10. Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza
11. Red Robin
12.  Joe's Crab Shack
13.  Buffalo Wild Wings 
14. Quaker State and Lube
15. Chili's
17. MacCaroni Grill
18. Burger Fi
19. Texas Roadhouse
20. Garfield's of PA
21. Movie Cinemas in Florida and New Jersey
22. Airport licenses in Boston, Newark, Los Angeles
23.  Several other Local and National franchisees

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7. Created a new web site for the express purpose of appraising liquor licenses in all 50 states,

8.  I have represented Home Depot on available out parcels to their stores in New Jersey.

9. In the past, I have developed and financed projects in the following NJ communities:
a. Andover Township
b. Green Brook
c. Flemington
d. Brick Township

10.   I am an expert in Chapter 11 workout for real estate and retail chains, DIP financing.
11.  Developed and sold two retail chain store concepts involving 10 stores each. 

12.  Traveled extensively overseas to merchandise the chains.

I would go anywhere for a liquor license deal!

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