Town of Watertown, MA
Middlesex County
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[1982 Code, Ch. VIII, § 27(3)]
For the purposes of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
FOOD
Any article or commodity, however stored or packaged, intended for human consumption, and shall include alcoholic beverages to be consumed off the premises at which they are sold, unless any other law or permit or license granted to the seller of the beverages shall otherwise provide.
[1982 Code, Ch. VIII, § 27(1-2)]
(A) 
No person shall sell any food at retail between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m.
(B) 
No store or place of business engaged in the retail sale of food shall be open for transaction of retail business between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m.
[1982 Code, Ch. VIII, § 27(4)]
This chapter shall not apply to the sale of food or alcoholic beverages when the sale is by a common victualer or innholder licensed under Mass. Gen. Laws Ch. 140, primarily engaged in the sale of food to be consumed on the premises where sold.
[1982 Code, Ch. VIII, § 27(6)]
In cases where in their opinion, the public good requires it, the Licensing Board may issue a special permit allowing a store to remain open for the transaction of business to an hour, specified in the permit, later than 1:00 a.m., or to remain open 24 hours a day. Special permits shall remain in effect for a period of one year. Application for special permits shall be made on forms supplied by the Licensing Board. The fee for this license shall be $50.
[1982 Code, Ch. VIII, § 27(5)]
Anyone violating any provisions of this chapter shall be subject to a fine of $50 for each violation. For purposes of this chapter, every calendar day on which a store shall remain open past the appointed hour shall be deemed a separate offense, and each separate sale of food shall be deemed a separate offense. In the event of a sale of several items at one time to one customer, only one sale shall be deemed to have taken place.