City of Poplar Bluff, MO
Butler County
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Cross References — As to licenses and business regulations, ch. 605; as to dealing in alcoholic beverages by taxicab drivers or owners prohibited, §645.370.
State Law References — Liquor control law, ch. 311, RSMo.; municipal authority to require liquor licenses, §311.220, RSMo.
Article I In General

Section 600.005 Purpose.

Section 600.010 Definitions.

Section 600.015 Sale by the Drink Defined.

Section 600.020 License Required — Classes of Licenses.

Section 600.030 License Regulations.

Section 600.035 Sales of Liquor Prohibited Near Schools and Churches.

Section 600.040 Fees for Licenses.

Section 600.045 Temporary Location for Liquor by the Drink, Caterers — Permit — Fee Required.

Section 600.050 Application for License and Renewal.

Section 600.055 (Reserved)

Section 600.060 Minors.

Section 600.065 Burden of Proof on Violator Concerning Manufacturer-Sealed Container.

Section 600.070 Miscellaneous Offenses.

Section 600.080 Warning Sign Displayed — Liquor Licenses.

Section 600.090 Administration of Law — License Suspension/Revocation.

Section 600.100 Hearings Upon Suspension or Revocation of Licenses.

Section 600.110 Drunkenness Prohibited at City Council Meetings and City Offices.

Section 600.120 Sale, Possession, Consumption at Municipal Golf Course.

Section 600.130 Consumption, Open Containers in Certain Areas Prohibited.

Section 600.140 Written Evidence of Authority to Occupy Premises Required.

Section 600.150 Petition Required.

Section 600.160 Forfeiture of License.

Section 600.170 Issuance of License — Time Limit for Operation.

Section 600.180 Renewal.

Section 600.190 Suspension, Revocation.

Section 600.200 Hearing Before City Council.

Section 600.210 Violation — Penalty.

Section 600.220 Temporary License.

Section 600.230 Requirement of Conditional Use Permits for Establishments Located in the Central Business Districts.

Section 600.005 Purpose.

Alcohol is, by law, an age-restricted product that is regulated differently than other products. The provisions of this Chapter establish vital regulation of the sale and distribution of alcoholic beverages in order to promote responsible consumption, combat illegal underage drinking, and achieve other important policy goals such as maintaining an orderly marketplace composed of licensed alcohol producers, importers, distributors, and retailers.

Section 600.010 Definitions.

When used in this Chapter, the following words shall have the following 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 twenty-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 in non-alcoholic sales.
CLOSED PLACE
A place where all doors are locked and where no patrons are in the place or about the premises.
INTOXICATING LIQUOR
Alcohol for beverage purposes, including alcoholic, spirituous, vinous, fermented, malt, or other liquors, or combination 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%) by volume. All beverages having an alcoholic content of less than one-half of one percent (0.5%) by volume shall be exempt from the provisions of this Chapter.
LIGHT WINES
An intoxicating liquor consisting of wine containing not in excess of fourteen percent (14%) of alcohol by weight made exclusively from grapes, berries and other fruits and vegetables.
MALT LIQUOR
An intoxicating liquor containing alcohol not in excess of five percent (5%) by weight manufactured from pure hops or pure extract of hops, or pure barley malt, or wholesome grains or cereals, and wholesome yeast, and pure water.
ORIGINAL PACKAGE
Any package sealed or otherwise closed by the manufacturer so as to consist of a self-contained unit, and consisting of one (1) or more bottles or other containers of intoxicating liquor, where the package and/or container(s) describes the contents thereof as intoxicating liquor. "Original package" shall also be construed and held to refer to any package containing three (3) or more standard bottles of beer.
PERSON
An individual, association, firm, joint stock company, syndicate, partnership, corporation, receiver, trustee, conservator, or any other officer appointed by any State or Federal court.
RESORT
Any establishment having at least thirty (30) rooms for the overnight accommodation of transient guests having a restaurant or similar facility on the premises at least sixty percent (60%) of the gross income of which is derived from the sale of prepared meals or food, or means a restaurant provided with special space and accommodations where, in consideration of payment, food, without lodging, is habitually furnished to travelers and customers, and which restaurant establishment's annual gross receipts immediately preceding its application for a license shall not have been less than seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000.00) per year with at least fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) of such gross receipts from non-alcoholic sales, or means a seasonal resort restaurant with food sales as determined in Subsection (2) of Section 311.095, RSMo. Any facility which is owned and operated as a part of the resort may be used to sell intoxicating liquor by the drink for consumption on the premises of such facility and, for the purpose of meeting the annual gross food receipts requirements of this definition, if any facility which is a part of the resort meets such requirement, such requirement shall be deemed met for any other facility which is a part of the resort.
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 food consumed on such premises.

Section 600.015 Sale by the Drink Defined.

The sale of any intoxicating liquor except malt liquor, in the original package, in any quantity less than fifty (50) milliliters shall be deemed "sale by the drink" and may be made only by a holder of a retail liquor dealer's license and, when so made, the container in every case shall be emptied and the contents thereof served as other intoxicating liquors sold by the drink are served.

Section 600.020 License Required — Classes of Licenses.

A. 
No person shall sell or offer for sale intoxicating liquor in the City of Poplar Bluff without a currently valid liquor license issued by the City. A separate liquor license shall be required for each of the categories and subcategories of liquor sales in which the licensee desires to engage as set forth herein.
B. 
General Licenses. Any person possessing the qualifications and meeting the requirements of this Chapter may apply for the following licenses to sell intoxicating liquor:
1. 
Package liquor — malt liquor only: Sales of malt liquor at retail in the original package not for consumption on the premises where sold. This license may include Sunday sales from 9:00 A.M. to Midnight.
2. 
Package liquor — all kinds: Sales of all kinds of intoxicating liquors in the original package at retail not for consumption on the premises where sold, including sales as set forth in Subsection (B)(1) of this Section.
3. 
Liquor by the drink — malt liquor/light wine only: Sales of malt liquor and light wines at retail by the drink for consumption on the premises where sold, including sales as set forth in Subsections (B)(1) and (4) of this Section.
4. 
Malt liquor by the drink: Sales of malt liquor at retail by the drink for consumption on the premises. This license may include Sunday sales from 9:00 A.M. to Midnight.
5. 
Liquor by the drink — all kinds: Sales of intoxicating liquor of all kinds at retail by the drink for consumption on the premises where sold, including package sales as set forth in Subsection (B)(2) of this Section.
C. 
Sunday Sales. Any person who is licensed under the provisions of this Chapter or who otherwise possesses the qualifications and meets the requirements of this Chapter may apply for the following licenses to sell intoxicating liquor on Sundays between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and Midnight:
1. 
Package liquor — all kinds: Sales of liquor of all kinds in the original package at retail not for consumption on the premises where sold.
2. 
Liquor by the drink — restaurant bar: Sales of liquor of all kinds by the drink at retail for consumption on the premises of any restaurant bar.
3. 
Liquor by the drink — amusement place: Sales of liquor of all kinds by the drink at retail for consumption on the premises of any amusement place.
4. 
Liquor by the drink — place of entertainment: Sales of liquor of all kinds by the drink at retail for consumption on the premises of any place of entertainment.
D. 
Permits.
1. 
Temporary permit for sale by drink. Any person who possesses the qualifications, meets the requirements and complies with the provisions of Section 600.030(C) below may apply for a special permit to sell intoxicating liquor for consumption on premises where sold.
2. 
Tasting permit — retailers. Any person who is licensed to sell intoxicating liquor in the original package at retail under Subsections (B)(2) and (C) of this Section above may apply for a special permit to conduct wine, malt beverage and distilled spirit tastings on the licensed premises; however, nothing in this Section shall be construed to permit the licensee to sell wine, malt beverages or distilled spirits for on-premises consumption.
3. 
Tasting permit — winery, distiller, manufacturer, etc.
a. 
Any winery, distiller, manufacturer, wholesaler, or brewer or designated employee may provide and pour distilled spirits, wine, or malt beverage samples off a licensed retail premises for tasting purposes provided no sales transactions take place. For purposes of this Subsection (D)(3), a "sales transaction" shall mean an actual and immediate exchange of monetary consideration for the immediate delivery of goods at the tasting site.
b. 
Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Chapter to the contrary, any winery, distiller, manufacturer, wholesaler, or brewer or designated employee may provide, furnish, or pour distilled spirits, wine, or malt beverage samples for customer tasting purposes on any temporary licensed retail premises as described in Sections 311.218, 311.482, 311.485, 311.486, or 311.487, RSMo., or on any tax exempt organization's licensed premises as described in Section 311.090, RSMo.

Section 600.030 License Regulations.

[Ord. No. 7389 §1, 1-7-2013]
A. 
Package Sales, Limitations. No license shall be issued for the sale of intoxicating liquor in the original package, not to be consumed upon 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: a drug store, a cigar and tobacco store, a grocery store, a general merchandise store, a confectionery or delicatessen store, nor to any such 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. Under such license, no intoxicating liquor shall be consumed on the premises where sold nor shall any original package be opened on the premises of the vendor except as otherwise provided in this Chapter or law.
B. 
Newly-Opened Restaurant Bars Or Amusement Places.
1. 
Any new restaurant bar having been in operation for less than ninety (90) days may be issued a temporary license to sell intoxicating liquor by the drink at retail for consumption on the premises between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and Midnight on Sunday for a period not to exceed ninety (90) days if the restaurant bar can show a projection of annual business from prepared meals or food consumed on the premises of at least fifty percent (50%) of the total gross income of the restaurant bar for the year or can show a projection of annual business from prepared meals or food consumed on the premises which would exceed not less than two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000.00). The license fee shall be prorated for the period of the temporary license based on the cost of the annual license for the establishment.
2. 
Any new amusement place having been in operation for less than ninety (90) days may be issued a temporary license to sell intoxicating liquor by the drink at retail for consumption on the premises between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and Midnight on Sunday for a period not to exceed ninety (90) days if the amusement place can show a projection of 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 are in non-alcoholic sales for the first (1st) year of operation. The license fee shall be prorated for the period of the temporary license based on the cost of the annual license for the establishment.
C. 
Temporary Permit For Sale By Drink — Certain Organizations.
1. 
The City Clerk may issue a permit for the sale of intoxicating liquor for consumption on premises where sold to any church, school, civic, service, fraternal, veteran, political or charitable club or organization for sale at a picnic, bazaar, fair or similar gathering. The permit shall be issued only for the day or days named therein and it shall not authorize the sale of intoxicating liquor for more than seven (7) days by any such club or organization.
2. 
If the event will be held on a Sunday, the permit shall authorize the sale of intoxicating liquor on that day beginning at 11:00 A.M.
3. 
At the same time that an applicant applies for a permit under the provisions of this Subsection, the applicant shall notify the Director of Revenue of the holding of the event by certified mail and by such notification shall accept responsibility for the collection and payment of any applicable sales tax.
4. 
No provision of law or rule or regulation of the City shall be interpreted as preventing any wholesaler or distributor from providing customary storage, cooling or dispensing equipment for use by the permit holder at such picnic, bazaar, fair or similar gathering.
D. 
Operating Hours, Days.
1. 
No person having a license issued pursuant to this Chapter, nor any employee of such person shall sell, give away or permit the consumption of, any intoxicating liquor in any quantity between the hours of 1:30 A.M. and 6:00 A.M. on weekdays, and between the hours of 1:30 A.M. on Sunday and 6:00 A.M. on Monday, upon or about his/her premises, except as otherwise authorized and licensed for Sunday sales. Any person licensed to sell intoxicating liquor by the drink shall keep a closed place during the aforementioned prohibited times.
2. 
When January first (1st), March seventeenth (17th), July fourth (4th) or December thirty-first (31st) 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.
E. 
(Reserved)
F. 
General License Regulations.
1. 
Each license issued hereunder shall be conspicuously posted on the premises for which the license has been issued.
2. 
A separate license shall be required for each place of business. 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.
3. 
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 Chapter, may make application and the Clerk may transfer such license to permit the operation of the business of the deceased for the remainder of the period for which a license fee has been paid by the deceased. Whenever one (1) or more members of a partnership withdraws from the partnership, the Clerk, upon being requested, shall permit the remaining partner or partners 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.
4. 
In the event any licensee desires to change the location of his/her place of business in the City, it shall be necessary for him/her to file an application in the same manner as herein provided for an original application, except that no additional fee shall be charged and the amended license, describing the new location, shall be issued immediately upon the approval of the application by the Council. Any change of location of the enterprise prior to issuance of such an amended license shall constitute a violation of this Section.

Section 600.035 Sales of Liquor Prohibited Near Schools and Churches.

[R.O. 2007 §5-5; Ord. No. 1864 §4, 4-7-1958; Ord. No. 4673 §1, 5-27-1982]
A. 
No license shall be granted for the sale of intoxicating liquor, as defined in this Chapter, within one hundred (100) 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 one hundred (100) 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 one hundred (100) 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 600.040 Fees for Licenses. [1]

[R.O. 2007 §§5-32, 5-33; Rev. Ords. 1951 §§19.060, 19.220; Ord. No. 4060 §§3 — 4, 1-7-1974; Ord. No. 5220 §1, 11-7-1988; Ord. No. 5632 §2, 6-7-1993; Ord. No. 5678 §2, 11-1-1993; Ord. No. 6706 §1, 6-7-2004]
A. 
Fees For Liquor Licenses. Before any license shall be issued for the manufacture or sale of intoxicating liquors in the City, the applicant therefor shall pay to the City a fee as follows:
1. 
For the manufacturing, brewing, distilling or blending of intoxicating liquors:
a. 
Containing not more than five percent (5%) of alcohol by weight: $300.00.
b. 
Containing not more than twenty-two percent (22%) of alcohol by weight: $150.00.
c. 
Of all kinds: $300.00.
2. 
For selling to duly licensed wholesalers and soliciting orders for the sale by or through a duly licensed wholesaler of intoxicating liquors:
a. 
Containing not more than five percent (5%) of alcohol by weight: $75.00.
b. 
Containing not more than twenty-two percent (22%) of alcohol by weight: $150.00.
c. 
Of all kinds: $375.00.
3. 
For the sale by a wholesaler to a person duly licensed to sell at retail intoxicating liquor:
a. 
Containing not more than five percent (5%) of alcohol by weight: $75.00.
b. 
Containing not more than twenty-two percent (22%) of alcohol by weight: $150.00.
c. 
Of all kinds: $375.00.
4. 
For the manufacture in quantities not exceeding seventy-five thousand (75,000) gallons of light wines containing not more than fourteen percent (14%) of alcohol by weight exclusively from grapes, berries and other fruits and vegetables grown in the State, for each five hundred (500) gallons or fraction thereof: $7.50.
A manufacturer hereunder may sell directly to the consumer at the winery in lots not exceeding five (5) gallons and to duly licensed wholesalers and retailers in lots of five (5) gallons or more.
5. 
For the sale at retail of all kinds of intoxicating liquors in the original package: $150.00.
6. 
For the sale of malt liquor and five percent (5%) beer by grocers and other merchants and dealers in the original package direct to consumers, but not for resale: $75.00.
7. 
For the sale of malt liquor by the drink for consumption on the premises where sold (five percent (5%) beer): $75.00.
This license shall also permit the sale of light wines containing not in excess of fourteen percent (14%) of alcohol by weight made exclusively from grapes, berries and other fruits and vegetables by the drink for consumption on the premises where sold.
8. 
For the sale of all kinds of intoxicating liquor by the drink for consumption on the premises where sold: $450.00.
This license shall also permit the sale of intoxicating liquor in the original package.
9. 
For the sale of intoxicating liquor in the original package at retail between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and Midnight on Sundays: $300.00.
10. 
Amusement places: $300.00.
11. 
Liquor by the drink — charitable organizations: $300.00.
12. 
Temporary permit — by the drink for certain organizations (7 days max.): $37.50.
13. 
Tasting permit: $37.50.
14. 
Caterers: $15.00 per each calendar day.
[1]
State Law References — Amount of state fees, §§311.180 — 311.200, RSMo.; amount charged by city regulated, §311.220, RSMo.

Section 600.045 Temporary Location for Liquor by the Drink, Caterers — Permit — Fee Required.

A. 
The City may issue a temporary permit to caterers and other persons holding licenses to sell intoxicating liquor by the drink at retail for consumption on the premises pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter who furnish provisions and service for use at a particular function, occasion or event at a particular location other than the licensed premises, but not including a "festival" as defined in Chapter 316, RSMo. The temporary permit shall be effective for a period not to exceed one hundred sixty-eight (168) consecutive hours, and shall authorize the service of alcoholic beverages at such function, occasion or event during the hours at which alcoholic beverages may lawfully be sold or served upon premises licensed to sell alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption. For every permit issued pursuant to the provisions of this Section, the permittee shall pay to the City an amount as set out in Section 600.040(14) above, or fraction thereof, for which the permit is issued.
B. 
Except as provided in Subsection (C), all provisions of the Liquor Control Law and the ordinances, rules and regulations of the City, in which is located the premises in which such function, occasion or event is held shall extend to such premises and shall be in force and enforceable during all the time that the permittee, its agents, servants, employees, or stock are in such premises. Except for Missouri-produced wines in the original package, the provisions of this Section shall not include the sale of packaged goods covered by this temporary permit.
C. 
Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, any caterer who possesses a valid State and valid local liquor license may deliver alcoholic beverages, in the course of his/her catering business. A caterer who possesses a valid State and valid local liquor license need not obtain a separate license for each City the caterer delivers in, so long as such City permits any caterer to deliver alcoholic beverages within the City.
D. 
To assure and control product quality, wholesalers may, but shall not be required to, give a retailer credit for intoxicating liquor with an alcohol content of less than five percent (5%) by weight delivered and invoiced under the catering permit number, but not used, if the wholesaler removes the product within seventy-two (72) hours of the expiration of the catering permit issued pursuant to this Section.

Section 600.050 Application for License and Renewal.

A. 
Filing Of An Application. Each application for an original or renewal license shall be filed with the City Clerk on a form to be provided by the City, signed and sworn to by the applicant. Each application shall be accompanied by a proper remittance reflecting the appropriate license fee made payable to the City. Each application shall accurately describe the premises where the business is to be conducted. Each application shall accurately describe the premises where the business is to be conducted.
B. 
Qualifications. Neither the applicant nor any officer, director or shareholder of a corporate applicant shall have been convicted of a felony or of any distribution, sale or possession of any controlled substances or dangerous drugs. The applicant shall present with the application a bona fide sale contract or option duly executed, which may be subject to the applicant obtaining a liquor license, or a bona fide lease duly executed by the lessor, or an option for a lease duly executed, subject to the applicant obtaining a liquor license, covering the property for which a liquor license is requested. If the applicant is a corporation, the petition shall set forth all of the above information with respect to the managing officer or officers, identifying such officer or officers. The application shall further state the full name of the corporation, its date of incorporation, its registered agent and registered address, the names and addresses of all shareholders of the corporation, and whether said corporation operates any other business or controls or is controlled by any other corporation or business and, if so, the application shall further state the name of such controlled or controlling corporation or business, its registered agent and registered address, and the location of all businesses operated by it and the name and address of any such businesses with a liquor license, whether within or without the City; and the application shall also state if such controlling corporation or any controlled corporation is doing business under a fictitious name, and the address where said business is located. The City Council also may request such additional information of an applicant as it may deem necessary for it to make a determination with respect to the issuance of a liquor license.
C. 
Upon approval of any application for a license, the Clerk shall grant the applicant a license to conduct business in the City for a term to expire with the thirtieth (30th) day of June next succeeding the date of such license, unless such license be revoked or suspended for cause before the expiration of such time.
D. 
Applications for renewal of licenses must be filed on or before the first (1st) day of May of each calendar year. Such renewal application shall be reviewed by the Council at its next meeting. Upon approval of the majority of the Council and payment of the license fee provided herein, the Clerk shall renew the license. In the event that any person residing or conducting businesses within two hundred (200) feet of the applicant's place of business shall file a written protest against the renewal of such license, the Council shall conduct a hearing on the application for license renewal as provided in this Subsection.

Section 600.055 (Reserved) [1]

[1]
Editor's Note — Ordinance no. 7389 §2, adopted January 7, 2013, repealed section 600.055 "liquor license" in its entirety. Former section 600.055 derived from R.O. 2007 §§5-34, 5-42; ord. no. 3750 §1, 3-2-70; ord. no. 3930 §1, 7-3-72; ord. no. 4113 §1, 12-2-74; and ord. no. 6966 §1, 5-7-07.

Section 600.060 Minors.

A. 
Persons Eighteen 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 cases 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., 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 600.010 or, shall be visibly in an intoxicated condition as defined in Section 577.001, RSMo., or shall have a detectable blood alcohol content of more than two-hundredths of one percent (.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 600.065 Burden of Proof on Violator Concerning Manufacturer-Sealed Container.

For purposes of determining violations and prosecution under this Chapter, or any 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 600.070 Miscellaneous Offenses.

[R.O. 2007 §5-17; Ord. No. 4060 §1, 1-7-1974; Ord. No. 4403 §1, 6-4-1979]
A. 
Unlawful For Licensed Retailer To Purchase From Other Than Licensed Wholesaler. It shall be unlawful for any licensee to purchase any intoxicating liquor except from, by or through a duly licensed wholesale liquor dealer in this State. It shall be unlawful for such retail liquor dealer to sell or offer for sale any intoxicating liquor purchased in violation of the provisions of this Section.
B. 
Packaging, Labeling. Any retailer licensed pursuant to this Chapter shall not:
1. 
Sell intoxicating liquor with an alcohol content of less than five percent (5%) by weight to the consumer in an original carton received from the wholesaler that has been mutilated, torn apart or cut apart; or
2. 
Repackage intoxicating liquor with an alcohol content of less than five percent (5%) by weight in a manner misleading to the consumer or that results in required labeling being omitted or obscured.
C. 
Mixing Liquor With Drugs Prohibited. No licensee, or any other person, shall for any purpose whatsoever mix or permit or cause to be mixed with any intoxicating liquor kept for sale, sold or supplied by him/her as a beverage any drug or form of methyl alcohol or impure form of alcohol.
D. 
Unlawful To Sell Unlabeled Liquor — Penalty. It shall be unlawful for any person to sell any intoxicating liquor which has not been inspected and labeled according to the provisions of the Liquor Control Law of Missouri, and any such person upon conviction shall have his/her license revoked and shall be ineligible to receive any subsequent liquor license for a period of two (2) years thereafter.
E. 
Only Those Liquors Authorized By License To Be Kept On Premises.
1. 
It shall be unlawful for any licensee licensed for the sale of intoxicating liquor at retail by the drink for consumption on the premises to keep in or upon the premises described in such license any intoxicating liquor other than the kind of liquor expressly authorized to be sold by such licensee.
2. 
Any retailer licensed pursuant to this Chapter shall not:
a. 
Sell intoxicating liquor with an alcohol content of less than five percent (5%) by weight to the consumer in an original carton received from the wholesaler that has been mutilated, torn apart or cut apart; or
b. 
Repackage intoxicating liquor with an alcohol content of less than five percent (5%) by weight in a manner misleading to the consumer or that results in required labeling being omitted or obscured.
F. 
Persons Apparently Intoxicated Not To Be Provided With Intoxicating Liquor. It shall be unlawful for any licensee, or his/her employee or agent, to sell or supply intoxicating liquor or permit such to be sold or supplied, to a habitual drunkard or to any person who is under or apparently under the influence of intoxicating liquor.
G. 
Drinking In Public Places Prohibited.
1. 
For purposes of this Section, the term "public place" shall mean any public street, highway, alley, sidewalk, thoroughfare or other public way of the City, or any parking lot.
2. 
No person shall drink or ingest any intoxicating liquor in or on any public place.
3. 
No person shall possess or have under his/her control any unsealed glass, bottle, can or other open container of any type containing any intoxicating liquor while in or upon any public place.
4. 
No person shall possess or have under his/her control any unsealed glass, bottle, can or other open container of any type containing any intoxicating liquor while within or on any motor vehicle while the same is being operated upon, or parked or standing in or upon, any public place. Any person operating a motor vehicle shall be deemed to be in possession of an open container contained within the motor vehicle he/she has control of whether or not he/she has actual physical possession of the open container.
H. 
Persons Under Twenty-One Not To Be On Premises. No person having a license under this Chapter shall allow any minor, unless accompanied by an adult over the age of twenty-one (21) years, to enter into or remain on the premises where intoxicating beverages for consumption on the premises are sold unless the premises are the type described or by implication referred to in Section 600.060(A).
I. 
List Of Current Employees To Be Kept On File With City Clerk. Every person operating a premises which is licensed under this Chapter and where the sales of alcoholic beverages sold for consumption on those premises constitutes more than fifty percent (50%) of the gross income from all sales of all items sold from said premises shall file with the City Clerk a current list of all employees working in said premises. Said list shall be kept current at all times and contain the name, age, address and date and place of birth of each employee. As used herein, the word "premises", in addition to meaning an entire building or structure, shall also mean any area within a building or structure that is set aside, operated, identifiable or promoted as a place engaged in the sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises.
J. 
"Free Drinks" Not Allowed. No person having a license under this Chapter shall allow or permit any employee to accept free drinks from any customer while said employee is on duty.
K. 
Illegal Acts Prohibited On Premises.
1. 
No person having a license under this Chapter shall allow any person to come upon or remain on the licensed premises for the purpose of engaging in prostitution or other illegal act; nor shall such license holder allow any person to come upon or remain on the premises who is known to engage in prostitution.
2. 
No person licensed hereunder shall allow on the premises any fights or peace disturbances; nor shall they permit any lewd, indecent, profane or obscene language, songs or entertainment; nor any printed, obscene literature, pictures or advertising materials.
3. 
No person licensed hereunder shall allow or permit the licensed premises to be frequented or become the meeting place, hangout or rendezvous for known prostitutes or other immoral characters or those who are known to engage in the use, sale or distribution of narcotics or any other illegal activity or business.
L. 
Employees Not To Be Intoxicated While On Duty. No person licensed hereunder shall allow or permit any employee to be in an intoxicated condition while on duty.
M. 
Other Licenses Not Considered. The fact that a person having a license under this Chapter shall be or be part of or employed by a corporation or other business entity that has other business enterprises not licensed under this Chapter shall not eliminate the compliance by said person having a license under this Chapter with the provisions of this Section and all other provisions of this Chapter.

Section 600.080 Warning Sign Displayed — Liquor Licenses.

Any person who is licensed to sell or serve alcoholic beverages at any establishment shall place on the premises of such establishment a warning sign as described in this Section. Such sign shall be at least eleven (11) inches by fourteen (14) inches and shall read "WARNING: Drinking alcoholic beverages during pregnancy may cause birth defects". The licensee shall display such sign in a conspicuous place on the licensed premises.

Section 600.090 Administration of Law — License Suspension/Revocation.

A. 
Suspension Or Revocation Of License — When — Manner. The Council may suspend or revoke the license of any person for cause shown. In such cases the City Clerk shall schedule a hearing before the Council not less than ten (10) days prior to the effective date of revocation or suspension, and prior to the hearing the Clerk shall give not less than ten (10) days' written notice specifying grounds for the suspension or revocation thereof to the licensee of the grounds upon which the license is sought to be revoked or suspended and the time, date and place of the hearing. Notice may be accomplished by personal delivery, U.S. mail or by posting on the licensed premises. The hearing shall be conducted in accordance with Section 600.100 of this Chapter.
B. 
Grounds For Suspension Or Revocation. A license may be suspended or revoked for any of the following reasons:
1. 
Violating any of the provisions of either this Chapter, Chapter 311, RSMo., or any ordinance of the City;
2. 
Failing to obtain or keep a license from the State Supervisor of Alcohol and Tobacco Control;
3. 
Making a false affidavit in an application for a license under this Chapter;
4. 
Failing to keep an orderly place or house;
5. 
Selling, offering for sale, possessing or knowingly permitting the consumption on the licensed premises of any kind of intoxicating liquors, the sale, possession or consumption of which is not authorized under the license;
6. 
Selling, offering for sale, possessing or knowingly permitting the consumption of any intoxicating liquor which has not been inspected and labeled according to the laws of the State of Missouri; or
7. 
Selling, giving, or otherwise supplying intoxicating liquor to:
a. 
Any person under the age of twenty-one (21) years,
b. 
Any person during unauthorized hours on the licensed premises,
c. 
A habitual drunkard or to any person who is under or apparently under the influence of intoxicating liquor, or
d. 
Any person on the licensed premises during a term of suspension as ordered by the Board.
C. 
Automatic Revocation/Suspension. A license shall be revoked automatically if the licensee's State liquor license is revoked or if the licensee is convicted in any court of any violation of Chapter 311, RSMo., or of any felony violation of Chapter 195, RSMo., in the course of business. A license shall be suspended automatically if the licensee's State liquor license is suspended, and the suspension shall be for a term not less than that imposed by the State.
D. 
Effect Of Suspension. No person whose license shall have been suspended by order of the Board shall sell or give away any intoxicating liquor during the time such suspension is in effect. Any licensee desiring to keep premises open for the sale of food or merchandise during the period of suspension shall display the Board's order of suspension in a conspicuous place on the premises so that all persons visiting the premises may readily see the same.

Section 600.100 Hearings Upon Suspension or Revocation of Licenses.

A. 
Testimony — Evidence. Hearings before the Board shall be in the nature of informal investigations. Testimony of witnesses and other evidence pertinent to the inquiry may be taken in such hearings, and all proceedings in such hearings shall be recorded. Any person residing or conducting a business within two hundred (200) feet of the proposed establishment shall have the right to produce witnesses and testimony.
B. 
Witnesses — How Summoned. Subpoenas may be issued by the Board for any person whose testimony is desired at any hearing. Such subpoenas may be served and returns thereon made by any agent and in the same manner as provided by law for the service of subpoenas in civil suits in the Circuit Courts of this State. The Board also may issue subpoenas duces tecum requiring the production of documents or other items pertaining to the subject of the inquiry.
C. 
Witnesses To Be Sworn. Before any witness shall testify in any such hearing, he/she shall be sworn by the City Clerk to tell the truth and nothing but the truth.
D. 
Decision — Suspension Or Revocation. If the evidence supports a finding that the license should be revoked or suspended pursuant to Section 600.090 of this Chapter, the Board shall issue a written order which shall include specific findings of fact setting forth the grounds for the action taken. If the evidence fails to support a finding that the license should be revoked or suspended, then no such order shall be issued.
E. 
Appeal. Any applicant or licensee aggrieved by a decision of the Board may appeal such decision to the Circuit Court as provided in Chapter 536, RSMo., provided such appeal is filed within thirty (30) days of the date of the Board's decision. The Board may delay the implementation of its order pending appeal.

Section 600.110 Drunkenness Prohibited at City Council Meetings and City Offices. [1]

[R.O. 2007 §5-15; Rev. Ords. 1951 §§22.070, 22.080; Ord. No. 4403 §1, 6-4-1979]
It shall be unlawful for any person to remain at any meeting of the Poplar Bluff City Council or any department, board or commission of the City of Poplar Bluff while said person is in an intoxicated condition.
[1]
State Law Reference — Public drunkenness generally, §562.260, RSMo.

Section 600.120 Sale, Possession, Consumption at Municipal Golf Course.

[R.O. 2007 §5-20; Ord. No. 4584 §§1 — 3, 6-1-1981; Ord. No. 6078 §1, 5-18-1998]
A. 
No person shall sell, possess, drink or consume intoxicating liquor, except for beer having an alcoholic content of no more than five percent (5%) within the boundaries of the Poplar Bluff Municipal Golf Course.
B. 
The sale, possession and consumption of all alcoholic beverages shall be suspended during the scheduled junior golf league matches and play.
C. 
Except as specifically provided for herein, no alcoholic beverages shall be otherwise offered for sale, possessed or consumed within the boundaries of the Poplar Bluff Municipal Golf Course.

Section 600.130 Consumption, Open Containers in Certain Areas Prohibited.

[R.O. 2007 §5-21; Ord. No. 5144 §1, 12-7-1987; Ord. No. 5506 §1, 1-17-1992; Ord. No. 5733 §1, 6-20-1994]
A. 
Except where authorized by appropriate City license, no person shall consume intoxicating liquor or be in possession of any glass, can or open container containing alcoholic liquor or non-intoxicating beer as defined by this Chapter:
1. 
In or upon streets, alleys, sidewalks or public parking areas within the Central Business District of the City, said district being the area described by ordinance as such or within the eastern business district of the City, said district being described as an area bordered by U.S. Highway 60 on the north, Black River on the west, Almond Street on the south and C Street on the east;
2. 
In or upon any commercial property located within the "C-1" Neighborhood Commercial or "C-2" General Commercial Districts of the City or upon streets, alleys, sidewalks or public parking areas lying adjacent or contiguous to commercial property located within these districts; or
3. 
Within five hundred (500) feet of any school, church or other building regularly used as a place of religious worship.

Section 600.140 Written Evidence of Authority to Occupy Premises Required.

[R.O. 2007 §5-29.1; Ord. No. 3893 §1, 1-3-1972]
The following shall apply to the issuing of licenses for the sale of intoxicating liquor in and for the City of Poplar Bluff, Missouri:
Whenever any person, partnership, association of persons or corporation shall apply to the City of Poplar Bluff for a license to sell intoxicating liquor by the drink for consumption on the premises, said application shall be accompanied by written evidence that the applicant has a right to occupy the premises wherein liquor is to be sold for the period for which the license is to be in effect.

Section 600.150 Petition Required.

[R.O. 2007 §5-30]
No license for the sale, either at wholesale or retail, of intoxicating liquors shall be granted to any person where the proposed place of business is located in a block where at least seventy-five percent (75%) of the bona fide residents of said block owning at least seventy-five percent (75%) of the abutting front feet of said block are not engaged in commercial business in said block unless the applicant secures a petition signed by at least two-thirds (⅔) of the taxpaying adult residents of said block consenting to the issuance of said license.

Section 600.160 Forfeiture of License.

[R.O. 2007 §5-31; Ord. No. 4673 §2, 5-27-1982]
If any person or persons licensed hereunder shall fail to keep at all times an orderly house or sells, gives away or otherwise disposes of or suffers the same to be done about his/her or their premises any intoxicating liquor in any quantity to any minor or otherwise violates the provisions of this Chapter, other applicable City ordinance or State or Federal law, in addition to other fines, penalties and forfeitures provided by City ordinances, State Statutes and Federal law, said person or persons shall be subject to the immediate forfeiture of the license granted under this Chapter.

Section 600.170 Issuance of License — Time Limit for Operation.

[R.O. 2007 §5-36; Rev. Ords. 1951 §§19.030, 19.210; Ord. No. 4060 §5, 1-7-1974; Ord. No. 4403 §1, 6-4-1979; Ord. No. 5547 §1, 6-15-1992]
A. 
All applications for a license required by this Article shall be filed with the office of the City Clerk. As a condition precedent to the issuance of a license under the provisions of this Chapter, the applicant must also procure a permit and license from the State under the provisions of Chapter 311, RSMo. Upon compliance by the applicant with the provisions of this Article and upon the finding by the City Clerk that the applicant is qualified and has complied with all applicable provisions of this Code of Ordinances and State law, the City Clerk shall issue a licenses provided by this Chapter.
B. 
Any applicant who is denied a license by the City Clerk may appeal that decision to the City Council. Upon a finding by a majority of the members elected to the Council that the applicant is qualified and has complied with all applicable provisions of this Code of Ordinances and State law, the Council shall direct the issuance to such applicant.
C. 
Any holding of a license shall be open for business within one hundred twenty (120) days after issued. Failure to do so shall be grounds for revocation of said license by action of the City Clerk.
D. 
The City Clerk, the City Manager or his/her designated representative shall notify the City Council of any violation by the licensee or his/her employees of any applicable provision of this Code, State or Federal law, rules or regulations so that the Council may review the matter and take any action deemed necessary under this Code.

Section 600.180 Renewal.

[R.O. 2007 §5-38; Rev. Ords. 1951 §§19.080, 19.230]
Any license issued under this Article may be renewed upon application therefor and compliance with the provisions of this Article in the same manner as for the original issuance of such license.

Section 600.190 Suspension, Revocation.

[R.O. 2007 §5-41; Rev. Ords. 1951 §19.280]
Any license issued under the provisions of this Article may be suspended or revoked by the City Council for the violation by the licensee or his/her employees of any applicable provision of this Code, State or Federal law or City ordinances, rules or regulations. No person whose license has been revoked under this Section shall be issued another license hereunder for a period of one (1) year from such date of revocation. In the event any such license is suspended or revoked, no portion of the license fee shall be refunded to the licensee.

Section 600.200 Hearing Before City Council.

[R.O. 2007 §5-43; Ord. No. 4060 §6, 1-7-1974]
A. 
Whenever the City Council shall have reasonable cause to believe that a license holder has made any false statements in his/her application or violated any of the provisions of this, Chapter, the license holder shall be notified in writing setting out the alleged violation and shall set a time not sooner than five (5) days for the license holder to appear at a hearing before the City Council and show cause why said license should not be suspended or revoked. At the designated time, the City Council shall conduct a hearing of all of the evidence pertaining to the alleged violation. The City Council shall have the authority to conduct the hearing and prescribe reasonable rules in relation thereto. The City shall secure the services of a qualified verbatim court reporter who shall record the evidence. After hearing the evidence, the City Council shall have authority to dismiss the complaint, to suspend the license for a specified period of time or revoke the license permanently.
B. 
It is further provided that no license shall be transferred from person to person or from place to place after written notice to the license holder has been given by the City Council as provided herein and before final action has been taken by the City Council.

Section 600.210 Violation — Penalty.

[R.O. 2007 §5-46; Ord. No. 4403 §1, 6-4-1979]
Unless a specific fine is referred to herein, upon conviction of a violation of the provisions of this Chapter, the offender shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and punished according to the general penalty provision of the Poplar Bluff Code of Ordinances. Further, any premises operated in violation of any of the provisions of this Chapter dealing with alcoholic beverages is hereby declared to be a public and common nuisance and it shall be the duty of the City Attorney to seek to abate such nuisance by injunctive or other relief available to the City under the Statutes of the State of Missouri or in the court of equity or law.

Section 600.220 Temporary License.

[R.O. 2007 §5-47; Ord. No. 4673 §5, 5-27-1982]
Licenses provided for and issued hereunder may be issued on a temporary basis if the State Supervisor of Liquor Control, prior to the issuance of the City of Poplar Bluff license or contemporaneously therewith, issues a temporary license or special certificate. In that event, the Poplar Bluff temporary license shall authorize the licensee to engage in and carry on the business that the permanent license calls for, for the identical period of time provided for in the State temporary license or special certificate. The Poplar Bluff temporary license shall expire or be extended, as the case may be, simultaneously with the State temporary license or special certificate. However, nothing to the contrary herein withstanding, any violation of the provisions of this Chapter will result in the suspension or revocation of the Poplar Bluff temporary license or regardless of the existence or effect of the State temporary license or special certificate.

Section 600.230 Requirement of Conditional Use Permits for Establishments Located in the Central Business Districts.

[R.O. 2007 §5-48; Ord. No. 5716 §1, 4-18-1994; Ord. No. 5900 §1, 8-5-1996; Ord. No. 5910 §1, 9-3-1996]
A. 
No establishment shall sell or otherwise dispense any intoxicating liquor within the Central Business District of the City as defined in this Chapter without first having obtained a conditional use permit authorized by the City Council of the City. The term "establishment" shall include any bar, tavern or any private club owned or operated by a corporation, association, person or persons for a social, education or recreational purpose. The Central Business District shall be defined as the area bounded on the east by the east shore of Black River; on the west by the west right-of-way line of Seventh Street; on the south by the south right-of-way line of Park Avenue, including an imaginary line extending the right-of-way line of Park Avenue to the east shore of Black River and on the north by the north right-of-way line of Davidson Street, including an imaginary line extending the north right-of-way line of Davidson Street to the east shore of Black River; the east right-of-way line of North Second Street; the north right-of-way line of College Street; the west right-of-way line of North Main Street and the north right-of-way line of Lester Street.
B. 
No conditional use permit shall be issued for any such establishment and no application for such conditional use permit shall be accepted, unless the proposed establishment meets the spacing/density requirements as set forth in Section 600.035 of this Chapter and unless such establishment is spaced at least one thousand (1,000) feet from any similar on-premises establishment in all directions regardless of location of the other establishment. Said distance shall be measured from main entrance to main entrance of the buildings involved.
C. 
The spacing requirements of this Section shall not apply to restaurants. As used in this Subsection, "restaurants" shall include any business which derives a majority of its gross revenues from the sale of food, does not sell alcoholic beverages in the package and derives more than twenty percent (20%) of its gross revenues from the sale of alcoholic beverages by the drink.
D. 
Restaurants granted a conditional use permit under this Section and as defined in Subsection (C) shall not display any sign, light, advertisement or other material which promotes any brand of alcoholic beverage; nor shall restaurants store any container, package, bottle or can containing alcoholic beverages where they may be easily observed by the public prior to the time said beverages are served.
E. 
All conditional use permits granted under this Subsection shall be valid for such period of time as the City Council may, in its discretion, elect, except that said permit shall be valid for a period of not less than one (1) year and no more than three (3) years. Anyone granted a conditional use permit for said purposes must apply for renewal of said permit at least ninety (90) days prior to the expiration of said conditional use permit. Said application shall include a detailed accounting showing the permittee is in compliance with the terms of the Section.