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File #: RES 20-969    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 7/22/2020
Title: Approving the application with conditions, per the Deputy Legislative Hearing Officer, for Agra Culture Highland Park LLC (License # 20170002222), d/b/a Agra Culture, to upgrade to Liquor On Sale - 100 Seats or Less, Liquor On Sale - Sunday, and Liquor - Outdoor Service Area (Sidewalk) licenses from the existing Wine On Sale and Malt On Sale (Strong) licenses at 721 Cleveland Avenue South.
Sponsors: Chris Tolbert
Attachments: 1. Signed Conditions Affidavit, 2. Minutes, 3. Licensee-Applicant Request, 4. Petition Results, 5. Good Faith Effort Letter, 6. STAMP Activities Report, 7. Floor Plan, 8. Incident Report, 9. Street Photos - Google, 10. Highland District Council Correspondence, 11. Correspondence of objection, 12. Aerial Photo, 13. AMANDA Print Screen, 14. Plat Map, 15. Zoning Map, 16. 100' Property Ownership, 17. Class N Notification, 18. Notification of License Hearing - Agra Culture, 19. Notification to non-City parties - Agra Culture
Related files: SR 20-55, RES 20-819
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Approving the application with conditions, per the Deputy Legislative Hearing Officer, for Agra Culture Highland Park LLC (License # 20170002222), d/b/a Agra Culture, to upgrade to Liquor On Sale - 100 Seats or Less, Liquor On Sale - Sunday, and Liquor - Outdoor Service Area (Sidewalk) licenses from the existing Wine On Sale and Malt On Sale (Strong) licenses at 721 Cleveland Avenue South.

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WHEREAS, Agra Culture Highland Park LLC (License # 20170002222), d/b/a Agra Culture, located at 721 Cleveland Avenue South, has applied to upgrade its existing Wine On Sale and Malt On Sale (Strong) licenses to Liquor On Sale - 100 Seats or Less, Liquor On Sale - Sunday, and Liquor - Outdoor Service Area (Sidewalk) licenses; and

WHEREAS, twenty-nine (29) residential properties are within a 300-foot radius of licensee’s proposed Liquor - Outdoor Service Area (Sidewalk)  license, and licensee must seek consent of neighboring residential properties and obtain ninety percent (90%) approval or, in the lesser case, sixty percent (60%) or more approval; and

WHEREAS, licensee sought support from a list of private residences provided by the Department of Safety and Inspection by signatures of approval on petitions; and

WHEREAS, licensee was unable to obtain the ninety percent (90%) consent or, in the lesser case, sixty percent (60%) or more; and

WHEREAS, licensee, per City of Saint Paul Legislative Code 409.06(g) (2) (c), was able to receive positive consent from fifty percent (50%) of residential owners, including support from the Highland District Council; and

WHEREAS, the Council finds that these efforts constitute a good faith effort to fulfill all petition requirements, and that the results of the attempts to obtain signatures showed a generally favorable disposition from the surrounding community toward the proposed licensed activity; and

WHEREAS, the Council finds that issuance of the license will not interfere with the reasonable use and enjoyment...

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