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File #: SR 23-64    Version: 1
Type: Staff Report Status: Archived
In control: Licensing Hearing
Final action: 4/3/2023
Title: License Application Summary for Clairview Holdings LLC (License ID# 19980003516), d/b/a  Groveland Tap, Stephanie Shimp, owner, 651-699-5058
Ward: Ward - 3
Attachments: 1. Class N Notification, 2. Floorplan, 3. Street photos, 4. STAMP activity report, 5. Incident report, 6. Objection #1, 7. Objection #2, 8. Objection #3, 9. Objection #4, 10. Objection #5, 11. Objection #6, 12. Objection #7, 13. Objection #8, 14. MGCC Letter of Support Groveland Tap Liquor Licenses, 15. District council correspondence, 16. Aerial photo, 17. Zoning map, 18. Plat map, 19. 100' property ownership, 20. AMANDA print screen, 21. Class N application, 22. Notice of License Hearing
Related files: RES 23-536


License Application Summary for Clairview Holdings LLC (License ID# 19980003516), d/b/a  Groveland Tap, Stephanie Shimp, owner, 651-699-5058


Located at

1834 St Clair Avenue, Ward 3


Application for

Malt On-Sale Strong; Wine On-Sale; Liquor Outdoor Service (Sidewalk); Adding a new Liquor Outdoor Service Area (Patio) and expanding the indoor On-Sale Liquor Service Area


Recommended License Conditions

1. Per City of Saint Paul Legislative Code 409.15(a)(2), On-sale wine license shall mean a license authorizing the sale of wine not exceeding fourteen (14) percent alcohol by volume, for consumption on the licensed premises only in conjunction with the sale and service of food (menu item only). The sale of Malt (Strong) will also take place only in conjunction with the sale and service of food.

2.  Per City of Saint Paul Legislative Code 409.15(d), licensee must be able to show that gross receipts are at least sixty (60) percent attributable to the sale of food.

3.  Licensee will submit to the Department of Safety and Inspections (DSI) annual gross receipts for food and liquor for each year the license is renewed.

4.  Each year prior to the placement of table(s) and/or chair(s) in the public right-of-way (i.e., sidewalk), the licensee agrees to obtain a new Obstruction Permit from the Department of Public Works.  Licensee agrees to maintain the sidewalk café in accordance with the conditions placed on an approved Obstruction Permit, acknowledges that an Obstruction Permit is effective on April 1 and expires on October 31 of each year, that table(s) and/or chair(s) may not be placed in the public right-of-way before or after the effective/expiration dates, and that a failure to comply with this condition will result in adverse action being taken against all of their licenses.

5.  No outdoor food and/or beverage preparation is allowed on a public sidewalk without prior approval and additional licensing.

6.  On a daily basis, the Groveland Tap staff will pick up all the trash on public property in the one-block area on St. Clair Avenue between Fairview Avenue, on the east, and Howell Street, on the west.  Additionally, trash will be picked up daily in the chiropractor's office parking lot, located across St. Clair Avenue from the Groveland Tap.

7.  Outdoor service and consumption of food, wine, and beer will terminate at 9:00 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday nights, and at 10:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.

8.  The staff will monitor and control patron noise diligently, so that it does not create a disturbance in the neighborhood.

9.  Signage shall be prominently posted at all entrances and exits to make patrons aware that when they leave the premises they are exiting into a residential neighborhood and should show respect and consideration for the residents.

10.  Signs will be placed on each outdoor table reminding patrons that they are in a residential area.  They must show consideration for the neighbors and keep their noise down.


Neighborhood Organization Recommendation

The Macalester Groveland Community Council submitted a letter of support.


Inspection Requirements

Building:  In process

License:  Approved with conditions

Zoning:  Approved


DSI Recommendation

Approval with conditions

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