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File #: Ord 22-26    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 6/15/2022
Title: Amending Section 409.07 of the Legislative Code to allow Sunday sales in micro-distilleries.
Sponsors: Jane L. Prince, Amy Brendmoen
Attachments: 1. Minnesota Statute 340A.22, 2. Letter of Support Cocktail Room Sunday Hours.._

Title

Amending Section 409.07 of the Legislative Code to allow Sunday sales in micro-distilleries.

 

Body

SECTION 1

 

WHEREAS, microdistilleries are increasing in popularity and as a destination for residents and tourists, they bring vitality to our neighborhoods and entertainment districts; and

 

WHEREAS, brewer taprooms and all other eligible on-sale liquor establishments are allowed to sell their on-sale products on Sundays; and

 

WHEREAS, allowing Sunday sales at microdistilleries would allow them to expand their service hours, increase their viability and meet the needs of more visitors; and

 

WHEREAS, the city would like to support business growth and success by allowing Sunday sales at distilleries; and

 

WHEREAS, Minnesota State Statute Section 340A.22 titled Microdistilleries allows a municipality to authorize a cocktail room to be open and conduct on-sale business on Sundays; and

 

WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul wishes to add microdistilleries to the list of licensed businesses which can conduct on-sale business on Sunday; now, therefore be it

 

RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Saint Paul does hereby ordain:

 

SECTION 2

 

Chapter 409.07 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code is hereby amended as follows:

Sec. 409.07. Hours of sale; Sunday sales, etc.

(a)                     On-sale hours of sale.

(1)                     Intoxicating liquor on-sale. No sale of intoxicating liquor shall be made after 1:00 a.m. on Sunday nor until 8:00 a.m. on Monday. No on-sale shall be made between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. on any weekday.

(2)                     Sales after 1:00 a.m. Establishments holding only on-sale wine and/or on-sale malt liquor licenses shall not be eligible to sell wine and/or malt liquor after 1:00 a.m. An establishment holding on-sale licenses other than on-sale wine and/or on-sale malt which has received a permit from the state which authorizes sale of intoxicating liquor or three and two-tenths (3.2) percent malt liquor on-sale between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. may make such sales if it has provided a copy of the permit to the director of the department of safety and inspections. An establishment holding only on-sale wine and/or on-sale malt liquor licenses which also has a state 2:00 a.m. permit on January 1, 2009 may continue to make such sales until 2:00 a.m. unless or until the on-sale wine and/or on-sale malt liquor license is discontinued for any reason.

(b)                     Off-sale hours of sale. No off-sale shall be made before 8:00 a.m. or after 10:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. No off-sale shall be made before 11:00 a.m. or after 6:00 p.m. on Sunday. No off-sale shall be made on Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day, December 25, or after 8:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve, December 24.

(c)                     Sunday sales.

(1)                     Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (a), establishments to which on-sale licenses have been issued or hereafter may be issued for the sale of intoxicating liquors which are hotels or restaurants and which have facilities for serving no fewer than fifty (50) guests at one (1) time may serve intoxicating liquors between the hours of 8:00 a.m. on Sundays and 1:00 a.m. on Monday in conjunction with the serving of food, but no liquor shall be served on Sundays other than to persons who are seated at tables; provided, that the licensed establishment is in conformance with the Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act. Notwithstanding the foregoing, an establishment with has received a permit from the state which authorizes sale of intoxicating liquor or 3.2 percent malt liquor on-sale between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. may make such sales if it has provided a copy of the permit to the director of the department of safety and inspections.

(2)                     Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (a), establishments to which brewer taproom or microdistillery licenses have been issued or may hereafter be issued, and that have obtained a special license as set forth in subparagraph (3), may serve malt liquor between the hours of 10:00 a.m. on Sundays and 1:00 a.m. on Monday.

(3)                     It is unlawful for any such establishment, directly or indirectly, to sell or serve intoxicating liquors as provided in subparagraph (1) or (2) above without having first obtained a special license therefor. Such special license may be issued by the council for a period of one (1) year and for which the fee shall be two hundred dollars ($200.00). Application for said special license shall be made to the council in the same manner as application for other licenses to sell intoxicating liquor are made.

(4)                     Private nonprofit colleges which have obtained an on-sale license may serve intoxicating liquors between the hours of 10:00 a.m. on Sundays and 1:00 a.m. on Monday to patrons attending events at the private nonprofit college.

(5)                     An off-sale brewery may sell growlers, as defined in section 409.08 (18), at off-sale between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Sundays.

(d)                     No consumption or display when prohibited. No person shall consume or display or allow consumption or display of liquor upon the premises of an on-sale licensee at any time when the sale of such liquor is not permitted.

(e)                     Private office parties. Notwithstanding any other provision of the Legislative Code, the license holder of premises having an on-sale license may once a year have a private party at no charge to the guests after the lawful closing hours; provided, that a written request for said party is submitted to the license inspector thirty (30) days prior to the proposed date of the party; and provided further, that no sales as defined by law of intoxicating liquors or nonintoxicating malt liquor shall be made at or during said party. The inspector shall notify the chief of police of the date of each proposed party.

 

SECTION 3

 

This Ordinance shall take effect and be in force thirty (30) days following passage, approval, and publication.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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