City of Creve Coeur, MO
St. Louis County
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Cross References — Licenses, permits and miscellaneous business regulations, ch. 605; occupational license article not to authorize the sale of intoxicating liquor, §605.240; alcoholic beverages prohibited in parks, §240.010.

Section 600.010 Licenses Offered.

[R.O. 2008 §4-0; Ord. No. 3010 §1, 1-6-2005; Ord. No. 5490 §1, 8-22-2016]
A. 
The City offers the following liquor licenses:.
1. 
Retail liquor by the drink license (including original package sales). Retail liquor by the drink license may include licenses to a restaurant, restaurant-bar, microbrewery, amusement place, place of entertainment, hotel, common eating and drinking area or caterer. [(Section 600.150(A)(1)]
2. 
Sunday by drink liquor license (including original package sales) . [Section 600.150(A)(2)]
3. 
Original package license (not including Sunday sales). [(Section 600.150(A)(3)]
4. 
Original package license (Sunday sales). [(Section 600.150(A)(4)]
5. 
Consumption of liquor on premises license. [(Section 600.150(A)(5)]
6. 
Picnic license or festival permit. [(Section 600.150(A)(6)]
7. 
Wine and malt beverage tasting permit. [(Section 600.150(A)(7)]
8. 
Hotel controlled access liquor cabinet system. [(Section 600.170)]

Section 600.020 Definitions. [1]

[R.O. 2008 §4-1; Ord. No. 3010 §1, 1-6-2005; Ord. No. 5247 §1, 4-9-2012; Ord. No. 5413 §1, 2-9-2015; Ord. No. 5490 §1, 8-22-2016]
As used in this Chapter, the following terms shall have these meanings:
AMUSEMENT PLACE
Any establishment whose business building contains a square footage of at least six thousand (6,000) square feet and where games of skill commonly known as billiards, volleyball, indoor golf, bowling or soccer are usually played or has a dance floor of at least two thousand five hundred (2,500) square feet or any outdoor golf course with a minimum of nine (9) holes and which has annual gross receipts of at least one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00) of which at least fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) of such gross receipts is non-alcoholic sales.
CLOSED PLACE
A place where all doors are locked and where no patrons are in the place or about the premises and all refrigerators, cabinets, cases, boxes and taps from which intoxicating liquor is dispensed are securely locked.
CLUB or ORGANIZATION
Includes any organization, whether incorporated or not, of ten (10) or more members not formed for profit which maintains in the City any facilities for the benefit and convenience of its members.
COMMON EATING AND DRINKING AREAS
Those areas within a building or group of buildings designated for the eating of food and drinking of liquor sold at retail by establishments which do not provide areas within their premises for the consumption of food and liquor; where the costs of maintaining such area or areas are shared by the payment of common area maintenance charges as provided in the respective leases permitting the use of such areas or otherwise; and where the annual gross income from the sale of such prepared meals or food consumed in such common eating and drinking area is or is projected to be at least two hundred seventy-five thousand dollars ($275,000.00).
CONTROLLED ACCESS LIQUOR CABINET SYSTEM
A system for the sale of intoxicating liquor in qualified packages or containers in the rooms provided for the overnight accommodation of transient guests in a qualified hotel by means of a controlled access liquor cabinet in accordance with Section 311.099, RSMo.
ENTERTAINMENT PLACE
Any establishment which has gross annual sales in excess of two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000.00) and the establishment has been in operation for at least one (1) year.
INTOXICATING LIQUOR
Includes alcohol for beverage purposes, alcoholic, spirituous, vinous, fermented, malt or other liquors or combinations of liquors, a part of which is spirituous, vinous or fermented and all preparations or mixtures for beverage purposes containing in excess of one-half of one percent (0.5%) of alcohol by volume.
MALT LIQUOR OR BEVERAGE (BEER)
Any intoxicating liquor manufactured from pure hops or pure barley malt or wholesome grains or cereals and wholesome yeast and pure water. Beer shall be brewed from malt or a malt substitute, which only includes rice, grain of any kind, bean, glucose, sugar, and molasses. Honey, fruit, fruit juices, fruit concentrate, herbs, spices, and other food materials may be used as adjuncts in fermenting beer.
MICROBREWERY
A business whose primary activity is the brewing and selling of beer with an annual production of ten thousand (10,000) barrels or less.
ORIGINAL PACKAGE
Any package containing one (1) or more standard bottles, cans or pouches of beer, fifty (50) milliliters (1.7 ounces) or more of spirituous liquors or one hundred (100) milliliters (3.4 ounces) of vinous liquors in the manufacturer's original container.
PERSON
Includes any individual, association, joint stock company, syndicate, copartnership, corporation, receiver, trustee, conservator or other officer appointed by any State or Federal court.
PICNIC LICENSE
A temporary permit for the sale of intoxicating liquor for consumption on the premises where sold and may be issued to a church, school, civic, service, fraternal, veteran, political or charitable club or organization for the sale of such intoxicating liquor at a picnic, bazaar, fair or similar gathering.
PREMISES
Includes the entire building or that portion of any building in which a licensee hereunder has a place of business and any additional building or portion thereof used in connection therewith and the entire lot or lots, parcel or parcels of land on which said building is situated or which are used in connection with the sale or consumption of intoxicating liquor.
RESTAURANT-BAR
Any establishment having a restaurant or similar facility on the premises at least fifty percent (50%) of the gross income of which is derived from the sale of prepared meals or food consumed on such premises or which has an annual gross income of at least two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000.00) from the sale of prepared meals or foods consumed on such premises.
SPIRITUOUS
Preparations or mixtures for beverage purposes that contain alcohol obtained by distillation, including brandy, rum, whiskey, gin and all other preparations or mixtures for beverage purposes of a like character and excluding all vinous, fermented or malt liquors.
VINOUS
Relating to wine.
WINE
Any vinous liquor produced by fermentation of juice of grapes, berries and other fruits or a preparation of certain vegetables by fermentation and containing alcohol not in excess of twenty-two percent (22%) by volume.
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Cross Reference — Rules of construction and definitions generally, §100.020.
State Law References — Similar provisions, §§311.030, 311.096, 311.097, 311.098, 311.102, 311.195, 311.290, 311.482, 312.010, RSMo.

Section 600.030 Minors.

[Ord. No. 5490 §1, 8-22-2016]
A. 
Persons Eighteen (18) Years Of Age Or Older May Sell Or Handle Liquor Or Beer, When.
1. 
Except as otherwise provided in this Section, no person under the age of twenty-one (21) years shall sell or assist in the sale or dispensing of intoxicating liquor.
2. 
In any place of business licensed in accordance with this Chapter, persons at least eighteen (18) years of age may stock, arrange displays, operate the cash register or scanner connected to a cash register, accept payment for, and sack for carry-out intoxicating liquor. Delivery of intoxicating liquor away from the licensed business premises cannot be performed by anyone under the age of twenty-one (21) years. Any licensee who employs any person under the age of twenty-one (21) years, as authorized by this Subsection, shall, when at least fifty percent (50%) of the licensee's gross sales does not consist of non-alcoholic sales, have an employee twenty-one (21) years of age or older on the licensed premises during all hours of operation.
3. 
In any distillery, warehouse, wholesale distributorship or similar place of business which stores or distributes intoxicating liquor but which does not sell intoxicating liquor at retail, persons at least eighteen (18) years of age may be employed, and their duties may include the handling of intoxicating liquor for all purposes except consumption, sale at retail or dispensing for consumption or sale at retail. Any wholesaler licensed pursuant to this Chapter may employ persons of at least eighteen (18) years of age to rotate, stock and arrange displays at retail establishments licensed to sell intoxicating liquor.
4. 
Persons eighteen (18) years of age or older may, when acting in the capacity of a waiter or waitress, accept payment for or serve intoxicating liquor in places of business which sell food for consumption on the premises if at least fifty percent (50%) of all sales in those places consists of food; provided that nothing in this Section shall authorize persons under twenty-one (21) years of age to mix or serve across the bar intoxicating beverages.
B. 
Sales To Minor — Exceptions.
1. 
No licensee, his/her employee, or any other person shall procure for, sell, vend, give away or otherwise supply any intoxicating liquor in any quantity whatsoever to any person under the age of twenty-one (21) years, except that this Section shall not apply to the parent or guardian of the minor nor to the supplying of intoxicating liquor to a person under the age of twenty-one (21) years for medical purposes only or to the administering of such intoxicating liquor to such person by a duly licensed physician. No person shall be denied a license or renewal of a license issued under this Chapter solely due to a conviction for unlawful sale or supply to a minor while serving in the capacity as an employee of a licensed establishment.
2. 
Any owner, occupant, or other person or legal entity with a lawful right to the exclusive use and enjoyment of any property who knowingly allows a person under the age of twenty-one (21) to drink or possess intoxicating liquor or knowingly fails to stop a person under the age of twenty-one (21) from drinking or possessing intoxicating liquor on such property, unless such person allowing the person under the age of twenty-one (21) to drink or possess intoxicating liquor is his/her parent or guardian, is guilty of an ordinance violation.
3. 
It shall be a defense to prosecution under this Subsection if:
a. 
The defendant is a licensed retailer, club, drinking establishment, or caterer or holds a temporary permit, or an employee thereof;
b. 
The defendant sold the intoxicating liquor to the minor with reasonable cause to believe that the minor was twenty-one (21) or more years of age; and
c. 
To purchase the intoxicating liquor, the person exhibited to the defendant a driver's license, Missouri non-driver's identification card, or other official or apparently official document, containing a photograph of the minor and purporting to establish that such minor was twenty-one (21) years of age and of the legal age for consumption of intoxicating liquor.
C. 
Misrepresentation Of Age By Minor To Obtain Liquor — Use Of Altered Driver's License, Passport Or I.D. Cards, Penalties.
1. 
No person under the age of twenty-one (21) years shall represent, for the purpose of purchasing, asking for or in any way receiving any intoxicating liquor, that he/she has attained the age of twenty-one (21) years, except in liquor control enforcement activity authorized by law.
2. 
In addition to Subsection (C)(1) of this Section, no person under the age of twenty-one (21) years shall use a reproduced, modified or altered chauffeur's license, motor vehicle operator's license, identification card issued by any uniformed service of the United States, passport or identification card established in Section 302.181, RSMo., or other form of identification for the purpose of purchasing, asking for or in any way receiving any intoxicating liquor.
D. 
Minors In Possession Of Intoxicating Liquor.
1. 
No person under the age of twenty-one (21) years shall purchase or attempt to purchase, or have in his/her possession, any intoxicating liquor as defined in Section 600.020, or shall be visibly intoxicated as defined in Section 577.001, RSMo., or shall have a detectable blood alcohol content of more than two-hundredths of one percent (0.02%) or more by weight of alcohol in such person's blood.
2. 
The provisions of this Subsection shall not apply to a student who:
a. 
Is eighteen (18) years of age or older;
b. 
Is enrolled in an accredited college or university and is a student in a culinary course;
c. 
Is required to taste, but not consume or imbibe, any beer, ale, porter, wine, or other similar malt or fermented beverage as part of the required curriculum; and
d. 
Tastes a beverage under Subsection (D)(2)(c) of this Section only for instructional purposes during classes that are part of the curriculum of the accredited college or university. The beverage must at all times remain in the possession and control of any authorized instructor of the college or university, who must be twenty-one (21) years of age or older. Nothing in this Subsection may be construed to allow a student under the age of twenty-one (21) to receive any beer, ale, porter, wine or other similar malt or fermented beverage unless the beverage is delivered as part of the student's required curriculum and the beverage is used only for instructional purposes during classes conducted as part of the curriculum.
3. 
Any person under the age of twenty-one (21) years who purchases or attempts to purchase, or has in his or her possession, any intoxicating liquor, or who is visibly in an intoxicated condition as defined in Section 577.001, RSMo., shall be deemed to have given consent to a chemical test or tests of the person's breath, blood, saliva, or urine for the purpose of determining the alcohol or drug content of the person's blood. The implied consent to submit to the chemical tests listed in this Subsection shall be limited to not more than two (2) such tests arising from the same arrest, incident, or charge. Chemical analysis of the person's breath, blood, saliva, or urine shall be performed according to methods approved by the State Department of Health and Senior Services by licensed medical personnel or by a person possessing a valid permit issued by the State Department of Health and Senior Services for this purpose. The State Department of Health and Senior Services shall approve satisfactory techniques, devices, equipment, or methods to be considered valid and shall establish standards to ascertain the qualifications and competence of individuals to conduct analyses and to issue permits which shall be subject to termination or revocation by the State Department of Health and Senior Services. The person tested may have a physician, or a qualified technician, chemist, registered nurse, or other qualified person at the choosing and expense of the person to be tested, administer a test in addition to any administered at the direction of a Law Enforcement Officer. The failure or inability to obtain an additional test by a person shall not preclude the admission of evidence relating to the test taken at the direction of a Law Enforcement Officer. Upon the request of the person who is tested, full information concerning the test shall be made available to such person. "Full information" is limited to the following:
a. 
The type of test administered and the procedures followed;
b. 
The time of the collection of the blood or breath sample or urine analyzed;
c. 
The numerical results of the test indicating the alcohol content of the blood and breath and urine;
d. 
The type and status of any permit which was held by the person who performed the test;
e. 
If the test was administered by means of a breath-testing instrument, the date of performance of the most recent required maintenance of such instrument.
"Full information" does not include manuals, schematics, or software of the instrument used to test the person or any other material that is not in the actual possession of the State. Additionally, "full information" does not include information in the possession of the manufacturer of the test instrument.

Section 600.035 Burden of Proof On Violator Concerning Manufacturer-Sealed Container.

For purposes of determining violations and prosecution under this Chapter or any other rule or regulation of the Supervisor of Alcohol and Tobacco Control, a manufacturer-sealed container describing that there is intoxicating liquor therein need not be opened or the contents therein tested to verify that there is intoxicating liquor in such container. The alleged violator may allege that there was no intoxicating liquor in such container, but the burden of proof of such allegation is on such person, as it shall be presumed that such a sealed container describing that there is intoxicating liquor therein contains intoxicating liquor.

Section 600.040 (Reserved) [1]

[1]
Editor's Note — Ord. no. 5171 §1, adopted January 24, 2011, repealed "druggist may sell and physician may prescribe liquor" in its entirety. Former section 600.040 derived from R.O. 2008 §4-4; ord. no. 3010 §1, 1-6-2005.

Section 600.050 Consumption Prohibited On Premises Licensed Only For Retail Sales in Original Package, Except When Licensed For Tasting. [1]

[R.O. 2008 §4-5; Ord. No. 3010 §1, 1-6-2005]
No intoxicating liquor shall be consumed on the premises covered by a license only to sell at retail in the original package and it shall be unlawful to consume or permit to be consumed intoxicating liquor on such premises or to open an original package on such premises, except when a permit for tasting has been issued.
[1]
State Law Reference — Similar provisions, §311.200, RSMo.

Section 600.060 Size of Original Package Restricted.

[R.O. 2008 §4-6; Ord. No. 3010 §1, 1-6-2005; Ord. No. 5247 §2, 4-9-2012; Ord. No. 5490 §1, 8-22-2016]
No person licensed under the provisions of this Chapter to sell intoxicating liquor at retail in the original package not to be consumed on the premises where sold shall sell any such intoxicating liquor in any package containing less than an original package as defined in this Article, except he/she may sell from thirty-two (32) to one hundred twenty-eight (128) fluid ounces of draft beer to customers in containers filled by an employee of the licensee (who is at least twenty-one (21) years of age) on the premises for consumption off the premises in accordance with Section 311.201, RSMo. Any other sale of intoxicating liquor in any package shall require the applicable "by the drink" license.

Section 600.070 Times of Sale Restricted — Closed Place. [1]

[R.O. 2008 §4-7; Ord. No. 3010 §1, 1-6-2005; Ord. No. 5413 §3, 2-9-2015]
A. 
No person having a license under this Chapter nor any employee or agent of such person shall sell, give away or permit the consumption of any intoxicating liquor to be done upon or about the premises in any quantity except at the times set out in Section 600.150.
B. 
When January 1, March 17, July 4 or December 31 falls on Sunday, and on the Sundays prior to Memorial Day and Labor Day and on the Sunday on which the national championship game of the National Football League is played, commonly known as "Super Bowl Sunday," any person having a license to sell intoxicating liquor by the drink may be open for business and sell intoxicating liquor by the drink under the provisions of his/her license on that day from the time and until the time which would be lawful on another day of the week, notwithstanding any provisions of this Chapter to the contrary.
C. 
Any places licensed to sell intoxicating liquor by the drink shall be a closed place as defined herein during times for which the sale of intoxicating liquor is restricted. Where such licenses authorizing the sale of intoxicating liquor by the drink are held by clubs, hotels, or bowling alleys, this Section shall apply only to the room or rooms in which intoxicating liquor is dispensed; and where such licenses are held by restaurants or bowling alleys whose business is conducted in one (1) room only, then the licensee shall keep securely locked during the hours and on the days specified in this Section all refrigerators, cabinets, cases, boxes, and taps from which intoxicating liquor is dispensed.
[1]
State Law Reference — Similar provisions, §311.290, RSMo.

Section 600.080 Payment With United States Currency and Double Endorsement Checks Restricted.

[R.O. 2008 §4-8; Ord. No. 3010 §1, 1-6-2005]
No person holding a license to sell intoxicating liquor by the drink at retail or employee or agent thereof who accepts delivery of such beer or liquor at premises located within the corporate limits of the City shall make payment for such beer or liquor at premises located within the corporate limits of the City with United States currency or double endorsement checks at such location, provided however, that payment with United States currency shall be lawful and proper at the wholesale vendor's place of business.

Section 600.090 License Required — Caterers Exempt — Personal Use Exempt. [1]

[R.O. 2008 §4-26; Ord. No. 3010 §1, 1-6-2005]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to manufacture, sell or expose for sale intoxicating liquor, as herein defined, in any quantity, either for consumption on the premises where sold or in the original package and not for consumption on the premises where sold, except as provided in this Chapter, nor until the license fees herein provided have been fully paid and a State liquor license and a City liquor license have been issued for the premises. A separate license shall be required for each place of business.
B. 
Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, any caterer who possesses a valid State and valid local liquor license from another City or County within the State need not obtain a separate liquor license from the City.
C. 
Personal Use Exempt.
[Ord. No. 5413 §2, 2-9-2015]
1. 
Notwithstanding the provisions of Subsection A, no person at least twenty-one (21) years of age shall be required to obtain a license to manufacture intoxicating liquor for personal or family use. The aggregate amount of intoxicating liquor manufactured per household shall not exceed two hundred (200) gallons per calendar year if there are two (2) or more persons over the age of twenty-one (21) years in such household, or one hundred (100) gallons per calendar year if there is only one (1) person over the age of twenty-one (21) years in such household. Any intoxicating liquor manufactured under this Section shall not be sold or offered for sale.
2. 
Beer brewed under this Subsection may be removed from the premises where brewed for personal or family use, including use at organized events, exhibitions, or competitions, such as home brewer contests, tastings, or judging. The use may occur off licensed retail premises, on any premises under a temporary retail license, or on any tax-exempt organization's licensed premises.
3. 
Any beer brewed under this Subsection used at an organized event where an admission fee is paid for entry, at which the beer is available without a separate charge, shall not be deemed a sale of beer, provided that the person who brewed the beer receives none of the proceeds from the admission fee and all consumption is conducted off licensed retail premises, under the premises of a temporary retail license, or on any tax-exempt organization's licensed premises.
[1]
State Law Reference — Similar provisions, §311.050, RSMo.

Section 600.100 Qualifications and Restrictions Generally. [1]

[R.O. 2008 §4-27; Ord. No. 3010 §1, 1-6-2005]
A. 
No person shall qualify for a license under this Chapter if that person or any partner, manager, officer, director or any individual owning ten percent (10%) or more of the stock or financial interest therein is not a person of good moral character or has been convicted of violating the provisions of any law applicable to the manufacture or sale of intoxicating liquor or non-intoxicating liquor since the ratification of the Twenty-First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States, nor shall a person qualify for an intoxicating liquor license if that person has made a false affidavit in his/her application for liquor license, nor shall a person qualify for an intoxicating liquor license unless that person is registered to vote in this State and has paid all taxes due for which he/she is liable to the State, County and municipality in which he/she resides and to the City.
B. 
No license shall be issued for the sale of intoxicating liquor in the original package not to be consumed on the premises where sold, except to a person engaged in and to be used in connection with the operation of one (1) or more of the following businesses, to wit: A drug store, a cigar and tobacco shop, a grocery store, a general merchandise store, a confectionery or delicatessen store or any business licensed to sell intoxicating liquor by the drink for consumption on the premises; nor shall any license be issued for the sale of intoxicating liquor not to be consumed on the premises where sold to any person who does not have and keep in his/her store a stock of goods having a value, according to invoices, of at least one thousand dollars ($1,000.00), exclusive of fixtures and intoxicating liquors.
[1]
State Law References — Similar provisions, §§311.060(1), 311.080(1), 311.200(1), RSMo.; authority to increase distance from schools and churches to three hundred feet §311.080(2), RSMo.

Section 600.110 Sales of Liquor Prohibited Near Schools and Churches.

A. 
No license shall be granted for the sale of intoxicating liquor, as defined in this Chapter, within three hundred (300) feet of any school, church or other building regularly used as a place of religious worship, unless the applicant for the license shall first obtain the consent in writing of the City Council, except that when a school, church or place of worship shall hereafter be established within three hundred (300) feet of any place of business licensed to sell intoxicating liquor, the license shall not be denied for this reason. Such consent shall not be granted until at least ten (10) days' written notice has been provided to all owners of property within three hundred (300) feet of the proposed licensed premises.
B. 
Subsection (A) of this Section shall not apply to a license issued by the Supervisor of Alcohol and Tobacco Control for the sale of intoxicating liquor pursuant to Section 311.218, RSMo., or to a license issued to any church, school, civic, service, fraternal, veteran, political, or charitable club or organization which has obtained an exemption from the payment of federal taxes.
C. 
Subsection (A) of this Section shall not apply to any premises holding a license issued before January 1, 2004, by the Supervisor of Alcohol and Tobacco Control for the sale of intoxicating liquor. To retain a license under this Subsection, the licensed premises shall not change license type, amend the legal description, or be without a liquor license for more than ninety (90) days.

Section 600.120 Application — Contents — Generally.

[R.O. 2008 §4-28; Ord. No. 3010 §1, 1-6-2005; Ord. No. 5171 §2, 1-24-2011]
A. 
Applications for a license, to include any new license, renewal license or transfer of an existing license, to sell or dispense intoxicating liquor, to include picnic licenses, shall be filed with the Finance Department on forms furnished by the Finance Department.
B. 
The application shall contain information sufficient to inform the City regarding the qualifications of the applicant. Each application shall be signed by the applicant. The signature of the applicant shall constitute an agreement that the applicant assumes responsibility for compliance with the provisions of the City ordinances and the laws of the State regulating the sale of intoxicating liquor. The applicant for any picnic license shall state the nature of the function, location, exact times and dates requested for said license.
C. 
If the applicant is a joint venture, partnership or group other than an incorporated entity, the application shall be made by all individuals who are members of such joint venture, partnership or group. If the applicant is a corporation, the application shall be submitted in the name of a managing officer of the entity for the benefit of the entity corporation. A corporate applicant shall state the names and addresses of its registered agent, manager, officers, directors and owners. Any time the named manager of a corporation ceases to act in such capacity, the corporation shall immediately apply to the City to transfer the license to the name of the new manager.
D. 
Every application for a license and every license issued under the provisions of this Chapter shall particularly describe the premises at which intoxicating liquor may be sold thereunder and such license shall not be deemed to authorize or permit the sale of intoxicating liquor at any place other than that described therein.
E. 
Annual licenses shall be issued to run concurrent with the City's fiscal year, from July 1 to June 30. Full fees must be paid for all licenses regardless of date of application. Renewal applications should be filed on or before May 15 of each year with the applicable fees to minimize the possibility of interruption of licensed status.
[Ord. No. 5501 § 1, 10-10-2016]

Section 600.130 Investigation Required.

[R.O. 2008 §4-29; Ord. No. 3010 §1, 1-6-2005; Ord. No. 5171 §2, 1-24-2011]
A. 
The Chief of Police shall supervise an investigation of the validity of the statements contained in each application for a license under this Chapter. The Police Department is not required to conduct an investigation of any person who has submitted an incomplete application packet.
B. 
Upon conclusion of the investigation, the Chief of Police shall render a report on the application, which shall indicate a recommendation for approval or denial. Any recommendation for denial of the application shall include a justification based on the standards for approval and issuance.
C. 
The Chief of Police shall present the report to the Finance Director and provide a copy to the City Administrator. The Finance Director may deny or issue the permit based thereon. If the Finance Director denies the application, the applicant can request reconsideration by the City Council. Upon approval of such application by a majority of such City Council, the Finance Director shall issue the applicant the requested license.

Section 600.140 Standards For Approval of License — Generally.

[R.O. 2008 §4-30; Ord. No. 3010 §1, 1-6-2005; Ord. No. 5501 § 2 10-10-2016]
A. 
The City shall not issue a license to any applicant who:
1. 
Does not receive a favorable recommendation from the Chief of Police; or
2. 
Is not of good moral character, registered to vote in the State and current on all taxes for which he/she is liable in the State, County, City or municipality in which he/she resides and the City; or
3. 
Is not at least twenty-one (21) years of age; or
4. 
Has been convicted, since the ratification of the 21st Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, of violating the provisions of any law applicable to the sale or manufacture of intoxicating liquor or non-intoxicating liquor, or employs someone convicted of violating such law; or
5. 
Has had a prior revocation of a license, unless the State has issued them a new license five (5) or more years after such revocation or employs any person whose license has been revoked within the past five (5) years; or
6. 
Has been individually or as an officer, director or shareholder of a corporate applicant been convicted of a felony or any laws of the United States or any State involving the distribution, sale or possession of any controlled substance or dangerous drug; or
7. 
Makes a false statement or material facts or by deliberate omission is untruthful in the application for a license or renewal license; or
8. 
Does not comply with all provisions of the State law and with all other ordinances and regulations of the City related to the terms of the license.

Section 600.150 License Fees, Description, in Lieu of, Disposition, Times of Sale. [1]

[R.O. 2008 §4-31; Ord. No. 3010 §1, 1-6-2005; Ord. No. 4029 §2, 6-26-2006; Ord. No. 5171 §2, 1-24-2011; Ord. No. 5490 §1, 8-22-2016]
A. 
License fees for the licenses required by this Article are hereby established as follows:
1. 
Retail liquor by the drink license (including original package sales). Issued for the sale of all kinds of intoxicating liquor at retail by the drink for consumption on the premises where sold and also allows the sale of intoxicating liquor in the original package as defined in this Chapter, regardless of where the intoxicating liquor is to be consumed, between the hours of 6:00 A.M. and 1:30 A.M. on weekdays and on Saturday from 6:00 A.M. until 1:30 A.M. on Sunday. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Article, a "retail liquor by the drink" license may also be issued to the following types of establishments, to wit: restaurant, restaurant-bar, microbrewery, distillery, amusement place, entertainment place, hotel, common eating or drinking area or caterer. The annual fee shall be four hundred fifty dollars ($450.00).
[Ord. No. 5539 § 1, 8-28-2017]
2. 
Sunday by drink license (including original package sales). Issued for the sale of all kinds of intoxicating liquor at retail by the drink for consumption on the premises only between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 12:00 Midnight on Sunday and shall also allow the sale of intoxicating liquor in the original package as defined in this Chapter, regardless of where the intoxicating liquor is to be consumed. Only persons issued a "retail liquor by the drink license" may apply for this additional license. The annual fee shall be three hundred dollars ($300.00).
3. 
Original package license (not including Sunday sales). Issued for the sale of all types of intoxicating liquors in the original package, not for consumption on the premises or for resale, from 6:00 A.M. on weekdays to the next day at 1:30 A.M. and on Saturday from 6:00 A.M. until 1:30 A.M. on Sunday. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Article, an original package license (not including Sunday sales) may be issued to the following types of establishments: A drug store, a cigar and tobacco shop, a grocery store, a general merchandise store, a confectionery or delicatessen store. The annual fee shall be one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00).
4. 
Original package license (Sunday sales). Issued for the sale of all types of intoxicating liquors in the original package, as defined in this Chapter, not for consumption on the premises or for resale, on Sunday between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 12:00 Midnight. Only persons having been issued a license for "original package (not including Sunday sales)" license may apply for this additional license. The annual fee shall be three hundred dollars ($300.00).
5. 
Consumption of intoxicating liquor on premises license. Issued to any establishment where food, beverage or entertainment are sold or provided for compensation and where patrons are allowed to bring their own intoxicating liquor on the premises for consumption. The annual fee shall be ninety dollars ($90.00).
6. 
Picnic license or festival permit. A picnic license is issued for the temporary sale of all kinds of intoxicating liquor at retail by the drink for consumption on the premises where sold by any church, school, civic, service, fraternal, veteran, political, charitable club or organization, or any entity with a temporary State sales license issued pursuant to Sections 311.483-311.485, RSMo., between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 12:00 Midnight daily for sale at a picnic, bazaar, fair or similar gathering. Said permit shall be issued only for the day or days named therein, and it shall not authorize the sale of the aforesaid beverages for more than seven (7) days by any said organization as described above in any fiscal year. A festival permit is issued to an entity with a special permit issued by the State pursuant to Section 311.915, RSMo., subject to the restrictions thereon, and is only valid for seventy-two (72) hours. The fee for picnic license or festival permit shall be thirty-seven dollars and fifty cents ($37.50). If alcoholic beverages will not be sold and no permit under this Section is required, then a permit under Section 405.480 shall be required.
7. 
Wine and malt beverage tasting permit. Issued to persons licensed to sell intoxicating liquor in the original package at retail for the purpose of conducting wine, malt beverage and distilled spirit tastings on the licensed premises from 6:00 A.M. on weekdays to the next day at 1:30 A.M. and on Saturday from 6:00 A.M. until 1:30 A.M. on Sunday. Nothing in this Section shall be construed to permit the licensee to sell wine, malt beverages or distilled spirits by the drink for on-premises consumption on the premises. The annual fee shall be thirty-seven dollars and fifty cents ($37.50).
B. 
Disposition. All fees collected pursuant to the provisions of this Article shall be accounted for and paid to the City Finance Department, as other funds collected are accounted and paid.
C. 
In Lieu Of Certain Other Fees And Taxes. The fees to be charged under this Article shall be taken in lieu of a merchant's license fee and ad valorem tax for stock and sales of intoxicating liquors, and the amount of sales thereof made by any license hereunder of the value of the stock of any intoxicating liquors of such licensee shall not be returned by such merchant for purposes of a merchant's license or ad valorem tax, nor shall such stock or sales be included in the computation of any merchant's license or ad valorem tax.
[1]
State Law References — Similar provisions, §§311.070, 311.200(1)(3 — 4), 311.220, 311.293(2), 311.482, RSMo.

Section 600.160 Restaurant-Bars.

[R.O. 2008 §4-32; Ord. No. 3010 §1, 1-6-2005; Ord. No. 5123 Exh. A, 2-22-2010; Ord. No. 5171 §2, 1-24-2011; Ord. No. 5271 §1, 9-24-2012]
A. 
Any restaurant-bar (for purpose of this Section meaning an establishment with a restaurant or similar facility on the premises at least fifty percent (50%) of the gross income of which is derived from the sale of prepared meals or food consumed on the premises) without an on-site brewery that serves twenty (20) or more different types of draft beer may sell thirty-two (32) fluid ounces or more of such beer for consumption by customers off the premises.
B. 
The owner, operator, or employees of a restaurant-bar may allow patrons to carry out one (1) or more bottles of unfinished wine, and it shall be lawful for patrons of such restaurant-bar to carry out one (1) or more bottles of unfinished wine, under the following conditions:
1. 
The patron must have ordered a meal;
2. 
The bottle or bottles of wine must have been at least partially consumed during the meal;
3. 
The restaurant-bar must provide a dated receipt for the unfinished bottle or bottles of wine; and
4. 
The restaurant-bar must securely reseal the bottle or bottles of wine and place them in one (1) or more one-time-use, tamper-proof, transparent bags and securely seal the bags.
C. 
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person who transports one (1) or more bottles of unfinished wine which came from a restaurant-bar under the circumstances described in Subsection (B) of this Section, in a vehicle, shall be considered to have violated any State law or local ordinance regarding open containers in vehicles so long as such person has in his or her possession the dated receipt from the restaurant bar and the bottle or bottles of wine remain in the restaurant-bar furnished, one-time-use, tamper-proof, transparent bags with the seals intact.

Section 600.165 Self-Dispensing Systems.

[Ord. No. 5271 §2, 9-24-2012; Ord. No. 5490 §1, 8-22-2016]
Any person licensed to sell liquor at retail by the drink for consumption on the premises where sold may use a self-dispensing system which is monitored and controlled by the licensee and allows patrons of the licensee to self-dispense beer or wine. Before a patron may dispense beer or wine, an employee of the licensee must first authorize an amount of beer or wine, not to exceed thirty-two (32) ounces of beer or sixteen (16) ounces of wine per patron per authorization, to be dispensed by the self-dispensing system.

Section 600.170 Hotel Controlled Access Liquor Cabinet System.

[R.O. 2008 §4-33; Ord. No. 3010 §1, 1-6-2005]
Any hotel having at least forty (40) rooms for the overnight accommodation of transient guests and that operates a restaurant on the premises that complies with all provisions regarding annual gross food sales as stated in Section 311.099, RSMo., and has a current "retail liquor by the drink" license issued by the State and the City is authorized to provide a controlled access liquor cabinet system in accordance with the provisions of Section 311.099, RSMo.

Section 600.180 Licenses Not Transferable — Exceptions. [1]

[R.O. 2008 §4-34; Ord. No. 3010 §1, 1-6-2005]
A. 
No license issued under this Chapter shall be transferable or assignable except as herein provided. In the event of the death of the licensee, the widow or widower or the next of kin of such deceased licensee, who shall meet the other requirements of this Article, may make application and the City Clerk may transfer such license to permit the operation of the business of the deceased for the remainder of the period for which a business fee has been paid by the deceased.
B. 
Whenever one (1) or more members withdraws from a partnership or joint venture, the City Clerk, upon being requested, shall permit the remaining partners or joint venturers, originally licensed, to continue to operate for the remainder of the period for which the license fee has been paid without obtaining a new license.
[1]
State Law Reference — Similar provisions, §311.250, RSMo.

Section 600.190 Posting.

[R.O. 2008 §4-35; Ord. No. 3010 §1, 1-6-2005]
All licenses issued pursuant to the provisions of this Article shall be kept conspicuously posted for public viewing in the place for which such license was issued.

Section 600.200 Revocation.

[R.O. 2008 §4-36; Ord. No. 3010 §1, 1-6-2005; Ord. No. 5171 §2, 1-24-2011]
Wherever it has been shown to the Finance Director that a person under the provisions of this Chapter has not at all times kept an orderly place of business or has permitted on the licensed premises any disorderly conduct, breach of the peace or illegal conduct or practices; or that a person has violated any of the provisions of this Chapter or the Liquor Control Act of the State; or that a person has no license from the State's Supervisor of Control or St. Louis County; or that he/she has made a false affidavit in his/her application for a liquor license, the Finance Director after a hearing thereof shall be empowered to revoke the license of such a person giving ten (10) days' notice in writing thereof prior to the hearing thereon to the dealer or any person in charge of or employed in the place so licensed, stating the time, place, purpose and grounds therefor of such hearing and at such hearing the person may be represented by counsel and produce witnesses in his/her or its behalf.

Section 600.210 Enforcement of Chapter.

[R.O. 2008 §4-37; Ord. No. 3010 §1, 1-6-2005]
It shall be the duty of the Police of the City to see that the provisions of this Chapter and of other ordinances of the City in regard to the sale of intoxicating liquor are obeyed and to report to the Chief of Police any place where intoxicating liquor is sold which is not kept in an orderly manner or in violation of any of the provisions of this Chapter or any person selling intoxicating liquor in the City without a license.