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File #: RES 20-1487    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 10/28/2020
Title: Approving the recommendation of the Department of Safety and Inspections to allow surrender of the Liquor On Sale, Liquor On Sale-Sunday and Entertainment (B) licenses held by Mai Her (“Licensee”) d/b/a Checker Bar for the premises located at 992 Arcade Street. (License No. 20100003374).
Sponsors: Nelsie Yang
Attachments: 1. [http][PUIR65UJ0E9F9G][][v][NOV and Request for Revocation] (6)
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Approving the recommendation of the Department of Safety and Inspections to allow surrender of the Liquor On Sale, Liquor On Sale-Sunday and Entertainment (B) licenses held by Mai Her (“Licensee”) d/b/a Checker Bar for the premises located at 992 Arcade Street. (License No. 20100003374).

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WHEREAS, on March 6, 2020 the Department of Safety and Inspections sent a Notice of Violation and Request for Revocation (“NOV”) with attachments, herein incorporated as Exhibit 1, to the Licensee; and

WHEREAS, the NOV and attachments outlined the Department’s recommendation for adverse action and revocation of all licenses based on the commission of a felony related to the licensed activity under Saint Paul Legislative Code Section 409.26(b)(1); and

WHEREAS, the Licensee responded to the NOV and requested a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge; and

WHEREAS, it is estimated that the Administrative Hearing will take 4 days and the dates for the hearing have been set for January 12 - 15, 2021; and

WHEREAS, the parties have been engaging in discovery and working to prepare for the hearing; and

WHEREAS, on October 8, 2020 counsel for Licensee, contacted the City Attorney’s Office and indicated that the Licensee was interested in discussing the surrender of the Liquor On Sale, Liquor On Sale-Sunday and Entertainment (B) licenses (“Licenses”) held by Licensee for Checker Bar at 992 Arcade Street in Saint Paul (“Licensed Premises”); and

WHEREAS, Counsel for Licensee further indicated that the Licensee desired to continue operating 992 Arcade as Checkerboard Pizza as a restaurant; and

WHEREAS, the Licensee is not the owner of the Licensed Premises; and

WHEREAS, Saint Paul Legislative Code Section 409.03 regulates the number, location and duration of liquor licenses and subsection (a)(1)(a) mandates that:

“A new license may be issued for a location in such other areas of the city if there had previously been an on-sale intoxicating liquor ...

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