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FM #1239 - BJs Proposed License Transfer - 06/20/24
Episode 123923rd June 2024 • Franklin Matters Radio • Steve Sherlock
00:00:00 00:51:14

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This session of the radio show shares my conversation with 

  • Mark Lenzi, owner of Franklin Liquors
  • Harry Patel, owner of Liquor World
  • Hunter Rudd, entrepreneur with experience in Colorado alcohol market

We met to record at the Franklin TV & Radio studio and virtually on Thursday, June 20, 2024.  

We reviewed the issue at hand. Pour Richard’s and BJs effectively swap licenses so BJs ends up with the all alcohol license and Pour Richard’s (under new ownership) ends up with the beer/wine license.  

We discuss control, competition, convenience, and some of the other nuances around the potential transfer and domino effects of the possible move.

The conversation runs about 50 minutes. Let’s listen to our conversation.


Mark Lenzi - Franklin Liquors ->

Harry Patel - Liquor World -> 

Hunter Rudd - LinkedIn profile ->   and his business page ->    

Politico article referenced on pending FCC suit ->

Franklin Matters post on the license transfers ->

Mark’s letter to the  community & Town Council -> 


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The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana"  c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.

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