Village of Ridgewood, NJ
Bergen County
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[Adopted 8-27-1974 by Ord. No. 1541 as Ch. 3 of the 1974 Code]
[Amended 10-13-1992 by Ord. No. 2375]
This article is for the purpose of regulating the sale and transportation of alcoholic beverages in the Village, in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 33:1-1 et seq., and in accordance with the rules and regulations issued or to be promulgated by the State Director, Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control, applicable thereto.[1]
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Editor's Note: Former Sections 3-2 through 3-9 of the 1974 Code, providing for various regulations, were deleted 10-13-1992 by Ord. No. 2375.
The Council shall constitute the authority for the administration of issuance of licenses under this article and shall forthwith report the issuance of all such licenses to the State Director, Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
[Amended 10-13-1992 by Ord. No. 2375]
It shall be unlawful to sell or distribute alcoholic beverages in the Village without a license previously applied for and granted pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 33:1-1 et seq.
[Amended 10-13-1992 by Ord. No. 2375]
All applications for licenses under this article and all licenses issued thereunder and proceedings in connection therewith shall be subject to N.J.S.A. 33:1-1 et seq., and such rules and regulations of the State Director, Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control, applicable thereto and shall be subject to any other statutes of the state or of the United States now extant or hereafter enacted affecting such subject matters.
[Amended 10-13-1992 by Ord. No. 2375]
All applications for licenses shall set forth, in full, answers to questions prescribed by N.J.S.A. 33:1-1 et seq., and by the rules and regulations of the State Director and shall include declarations called for by such provisions.
[Amended 10-13-1992 by Ord. No. 2375]
No license shall be issued to any person, firm, corporation, group or partnership not fully qualified under the provisions of N.J.S.A. 33:1-1 et seq., and such rules and regulations of the State Director.
All licenses shall be for a term of one year from the first day of July in each year, and all fees shall be paid in advance upon presentation of the application, provided that any licensee, except a seasonal retail consumption licensee, who shall voluntarily surrender his license and who shall not have committed any violation of this article or of any rule or regulation and who shall have paid all taxes, setoffs or counterclaims that may have become due to the state or to the Village shall be entitled, after deduction of 50% of such fee as a surrender fee, to the prorated fee for the unexpired term.
[Amended 10-13-1992 by Ord. No. 2375]
A. 
Any license issued under this article may be suspended or revoked for violation of any of the provisions of this article or any of the provisions of N.J.S.A. 33:1-1 et seq., or any other statutes heretofore mentioned or of any of the regulations and rules prescribed by the State Director, Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
B. 
Proceedings for suspension or revocation shall be in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 33:1-1 et seq., by service of a five-day notice of charges preferred against the licensee, as provided in N.J.S.A. 33:1-1 et seq., and affording of a reasonable opportunity for a hearing, and such suspension or revocation shall carry the penalties and prohibitions provided for in N.J.S.A. 33:1-1 et seq.
[Amended 10-13-1992 by Ord. No. 2375]
No license shall be issued for the sale of alcoholic beverages within 200 feet of any church or public school or private schoolhouse not conducted for pecuniary profit except to manufacturers, wholesalers, hotels, clubs and fraternal organizations which own or are actually in possession of the licensed premises at the time of the effectiveness of N.J.S.A. 33:1-1 et seq., such 200 feet to be measured in the normal way that a pedestrian would properly walk from the nearest entrance of such church or school to the nearest entrance of the premises sought to be licensed; provided, that this prohibition may be waived at the issuance or renewal of such license by the Council or authority of such school or church, and such waiver shall be effective until the date of the next renewal of such license; and provided also that this prohibition shall not apply to the renewal of any license where no such school or church was located within the prohibited distance of such licensed premises at the time of the issuance of the license or as otherwise excepted by the provisions of N.J.S.A. 33:1-1 et seq.
A. 
The holder of a plenary retail consumption license shall be entitled, subject to the rules and regulations, to sell for consumption on the licensed premises any alcoholic beverages by the glass or other open receptacles and also to sell all alcoholic beverages in original containers for consumption off the licensed premises. Such license shall not permit the sale of alcoholic beverages in or upon any premises in which a grocery, delicatessen, drugstore or other mercantile business is carried on, except the keeping of a hotel or restaurant, or the sale of cigars or cigarettes, at retail, as an accommodation to patrons or the retail sale of nonalcoholic beverages as accessory beverages to alcoholic beverages.
B. 
The fee for a plenary retail consumption license shall be as set forth in Chapter 145, Fees, and the number of plenary retail consumption licenses issued and outstanding in the Village at the same time shall not exceed six.
[Amended 7-22-1975 by Ord. No. 1585; 7-27-1976 by Ord. No. 1608; 9-27-1977 by Ord. No. 1652; 8-8-1978 by Ord. No. 1681; 10-13-1992 by Ord. No. 2375]
[Amended 7-22-1975 by Ord. No. 1585; 7-27-1976 by Ord. No. 1608; 9-27-1977 by Ord. No. 1652; 8-8-1978 by Ord. No. 1681; 8-28-1979 by Ord. No. 1733; 8-12-1980 by Ord. No. 1765; 6-23-1981 by Ord. No. 1807; 11-10-1981 by Ord. No. 1828; 10-13-1992 by Ord. No. 2375]
The holder of a plenary retail distribution license shall be entitled, subject to rules and regulations, to sell any alcoholic beverages for consumption off the licensed premises, but only in original containers. Commencing July 1, 1982, and thereafter, the fee for a plenary retail distribution license shall be as set forth in Chapter 145, Fees. The number of plenary retail distribution licenses now issued and outstanding in the Village is eight.
[Amended 1-28-1975 by Ord. No. 1555; 11-10-1981 by Ord. No. 1828]
Sales of alcoholic beverages for consumption upon premises for which a plenary retail consumption license has been issued shall be permitted during the following hours: Monday through Saturday, from 7:00 a.m. in the morning until 2:00 a.m. the following morning; on Sunday, from 12:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. and from 12:00 noon to 2:00 a.m. Monday morning.
A. 
If Christmas Eve or New Year's Eve falls on Monday through Saturday, such sales shall be permitted until 3:00 a.m. on the following day, and if New Year's Eve falls on Sunday, such sales shall be permitted until 3:00 a.m. on the following day.
B. 
The hours aforesaid shall be the prevailing time in the Village.
C. 
During hours other than those established above, all premises for which a plenary retail consumption license has been issued, with the exception of restaurants as the same is defined by N.J.S.A. 33:1-1t, shall be closed and the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages in any premises for which a plenary retail consumption license has been issued are hereby prohibited.
D. 
Subject to the exceptions provided hereinabove pertaining to Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, the sale of alcoholic beverages in original bottle or can containers for consumption off the premises by the holder of either a plenary retail consumption license or a plenary retail distribution license shall be as follows: Monday through Saturday, wine and malt alcoholic beverage may be sold from 7:00 a.m. until 2:00 a.m. the following morning, distilled alcoholic spirits may be sold from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. On Sunday, wine and malt alcoholic beverages may be sold from 12:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. and from 12:00 noon until 2:00 a.m. Monday morning and distilled alcoholic spirits may be sold from 12:00 noon until 10:00 p.m.
A. 
The holder of a club license shall be entitled, subject to rules and regulations, to sell only to bona fide club members and their guests alcoholic beverages intended for immediate consumption on the licensed premises.
B. 
Club licenses shall be issued only to such corporations, associations and organizations as are operated for benevolent, charitable, fraternal, social, religious, recreational, athletic or similar purposes and not for private gain, and licenses shall be subject to the qualifications, conditions and restrictions imposed by the State Commissioner of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
C. 
Each application for a club license shall set forth the names and addresses of all officers, trustees, directors or other governing officials, together with the names and addresses of all the members of the applying club, corporation or association.
D. 
The fee for a club license shall be as set forth in Chapter 145, Fees.
[Amended 10-13-1992 by Ord. No. 2375]
Licenses not renewed in accord with the provisions of Title 33 of the New Jersey Statutes Annotated shall be deemed to have expired and shall not be subject to renewal. The number of new licenses (as defined in N.J.S.A. 33:1-12.13) in the Village shall be subject to the limitations of N.J.S.A. 33:1-12.14.