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File #: RES 20-778    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 7/8/2020
Title: Approving the application with conditions, per the Deputy Legislative Hearing Officer, for Favors Enterprises LLC (License ID # 20190000443), d/b/a Willard's Liquors, to add an Entertainment (A) license to the existing Liquor On Sale - 100 seats or less, Liquor On Sale - Sunday, and Gambling Location licenses located at 738 Thomas Avenue.
Sponsors: Dai Thao
Ward: License, Liquor, Ward - 1
Attachments: 1. Signed Conditions Affidavit, 2. Minutes, 3. Class N Application, 4. Floor Plan, 5. STAMP Activities Report, 6. Incident Report, 7. Aerial Photo, 8. Google Street View Photos, 9. Plat Map, 10. Zoning Map, 11. AMANDA Print Screen, 12. 100' Property Ownership, 13. Correspondence of Objection, 14. Class N Notification, 15. Notification of License Hearing, 16. Notification to non-City parties mail copy
Related files: SR 20-43

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Approving the application with conditions, per the Deputy Legislative Hearing Officer, for Favors Enterprises LLC (License ID # 20190000443), d/b/a Willard's Liquors, to add an Entertainment (A) license to the existing Liquor On Sale - 100 seats or less, Liquor On Sale - Sunday, and Gambling Location licenses located at 738 Thomas Avenue.

 

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WHEREAS, Favors Enterprises LLC (License ID # 20190000443), d/b/a Willard's Liquors, located at 738 Thomas Avenue, has applied for Class N licenses for Entertainment (A); and

 

WHEREAS, objections to the Entertainment (A) license were received within the notification period, and a hearing was held on May 11, 2020; and

 

WHEREAS, after conducting the hearing and considering the testimony, the Deputy Legislative Hearing Officer recommends that the application to add an Entertainment (A) license to the existing Liquor On Sale - 100 seats or less, Liquor On Sale - Sunday, and Gambling Location licenses for Favors Enterprises LLC (License ID # 20190000443), d/b/a Willard's Liquors, located at 738 Thomas Avenue, be approved with the following conditions:

 

Existing License Conditions

1.                     Licensee will create a video surveillance camera and lighting placement plan (video surveillance plan) for the interior and exterior of the licensed premises.  Licensee will submit the video surveillance plan to the Saint Paul Police Department (SPPD) liaison with the Department of Safety and Inspection (DSI) for review and approval.  In accordance with the approved video surveillance plan, licensee will ensure that video surveillance camera system is in good working order, ensure it is recording 24 hours per day, ensure it can produce recorded surveillance video in a commonly used, up-to-date format, and ensure that accurate date and time of day are visible on all recorded video.  Licensee will retain surveillance video for a minimum of thirty (30) days.  If an incident is deemed serious by SPPD, licensee shall make surveillance video immediately available for viewing by SPPD.  If a copy of the surveillance video for a serious incident is requested by SPPD, Licensee shall have the technology, materials and staff available to immediately make the copy. In all other cases, licensee shall provide a copy of the surveillance video to the requestor within 48 hours.

2.                     The License holder will use metal detecting devices to prevent the introduction of weapons into the establishment.

3.                     The License holder will check identification of patrons to ensure that no one under 21 years of age is served alcoholic beverages.

4.                     The License holder will employ properly trained security personnel, who will be on duty every day from 7:00pm until closing.  The security guard(s) will adhere to the following guidelines:

a)                     The security guards will not socialize with patrons and will not be allowed to drink alcoholic beverages while on duty.

b)                     The security guards will wear identifying clothing and/or arm bands to be easily identified as security personnel for Willard's Liquors.

c)                     The security guards will conduct outside sweeps or walk-arounds at least twice an hour while on duty to disperse or discourage people from excessive hanging out or loitering adjacent to the licensed establishment, and especially in the doorway to the establishment.

d)                     Security guards will ask patrons to park legally adjacent to the establishment and will call police to enforce parking regulations if necessary.

e)                     Security and bar personnel will meet with police on a regular basis to discuss security problems and concerns.

5.                     The License holder will lock the doors to the establishment at 1:30am.

6.                     The back door will remain locked after 5:30pm to prevent entry.  (This is to allow for deliveries.)

7.                     Criminal histories or background checks will be conducted on all security personnel to eliminate any candidates who have a criminal history from working as security guards.                    

 

Recommended Additional License Conditions

8.                     Per City of Saint Paul Legislative Code 411.02, the definition of Entertainment A is, "Amplified or nonamplified music and/or singing by performers without limitation as to number, and group singing participated in by patrons of the establishment." (includes karaoke). Entertainment A license does not allow for patron and/or performance dances. All doors and windows will be closed during the time entertainment is offered.

 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Saint Paul hereby approves this license application with the aforementioned agreed-upon conditions.

 

The conditions affidavit was signed and submitted on May 12, 2020.

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