Town of East Greenwich, RI
Kent County
By using eCode360 you agree to be legally bound by the Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, please do not use eCode360.
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of East Greenwich as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
General penalty — See Ch. 1, Art. III.
Noise — See Ch. 152.
Peace and good order — See Ch. 170.
[Adopted 6-22-1993 by Ord. No. 595 as Sec. 10-3 of the 1993 Code]
To control the hours of business and operations and to protect the citizens of the Town, no persons shall keep open or suffer to be kept open any store, shop, restaurant or diner or other place of trade, entertainment or place of business under his control in this Town after 1:00 a.m., nor shall any persons open any such store, shop or other place specified in this section before 4:00 a.m. without first having obtained a license for permission to operate between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m.
A license to operate between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. may be granted by the Town Council if, in its opinion, the health, safety and well-being of the residents of the Town would not be adversely affected. The Town Council shall consider the following in its determination to either grant or deny the application to operate between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m.:
The location of the premises.
The type of business.
The size of the property.
The proposed hours of operation.
The security available during the hours of operation.
Demonstrated need on part of applicant.
Nothing contained in this article shall be construed to prevent druggists from opening their shops at any time for the purpose of selling medicines for the use of the sick.
Violations of the provisions of this article shall be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, Article III, of the Code of the Town of East Greenwich.
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. IV).