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File #: Ord 12-46    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 9/12/2012
Title: Amending Chapter 246 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code pertaining to the establishment of a Downtown Entertainment District.
Sponsors: Dave Thune
Title
Amending Chapter 246 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code pertaining to the establishment of a Downtown Entertainment District.
 
Body
THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAINT PAUL DOES ORDAIN:
                                                      SECTION 1
Section 246.03 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code is hereby amended to read as follows:
Sec. 246.03 - Not applicable on licenses premises.
(a)  This chapter shall not apply to or prohibit the sale, possession or consumption of such liquors or beverages on the premises of any establishment properly licensed under Chapter 409 or Chapter 410 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code.
 
(b)  Notwithstanding the prohibitions of section 246.01 the sale and service of alcoholic beverages within a sidewalk cafe by a food establishment, which is licensed as a restaurant under Chapter 331A of the Legislative Code and which is in compliance with the provisions of section 106.01 of the Legislative Code, is permitted.
 
(c)  The prohibitions of section 246.01 shall not apply to or prohibit the possession or consumption of nonintoxicating malt liquor, strong beer or wine purchased and consumed during a block party, festival or community event which has been duly licensed under Chapter 366 of the Legislative Code, when such possession or consumption occurs on a street which has been blocked off for the block party, festival or community event in the downtown business district or downtown entertainment district and the nonintoxicating malt liquor, strong beer or wine is purchased from a duly licensed vendor.
 
(d)  Notwithstanding the prohibitions of section 246.01, the director of the department of parks and recreation may authorize the sale or service of alcoholic beverages on property under its jurisdiction by either a person who is the holder of a state catering permit and who has complied with the provisions of Saint Paul Legislative Code § 409.01 or by the holder of a temporary wine and liquor license issued pursuant to § 409.25 or temporary 3.2 beer license issued pursuant to § 410.10 except that in no event can the prohibitions contained in section 246.05 be waived. Such sale or service must be in connection with an event of limited duration which has been approved by the director of parks and recreation and is subject to all other requirements and restrictions contained in Minn. Stat. Chapter 340 and Saint Paul Legislative Code Chapters 409 and 410.
 
 
                                                      SECTION 2
This ordinance shall take effect and be in force thirty (30) days following its passage, approval and publication.
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