(a) No license shall be granted or renewed for operation on any premises on which state, city, county, district taxes, assessments, or other financial claims are past due, delinquent, or unpaid. The City Council may on application waive strict compliance with this provision if the applicant has commenced a suit under M.S. §§ 278.01 through 278.13, as amended, questioning the amount or validity of taxes. The City Council shall not grant a waiver for taxes which remain unpaid for a period exceeding one year after becoming due.
(b) No license shall be granted or renewed if the property on which the business is to be conducted is owned by a who is ineligible for a license under § 13.14, except that a property owner who is a or who has been convicted of a crime, other than a violation of M.S. §§ 340A.101 through 340A.907, as amended, shall not make the premises ineligible under this subsection (b).
(c) No license under this code shall be granted to a that does not have a dining area, exclusive to the establishment and open to the general public, with a total minimum floor area of 750 square feet.
(d) No license under this code shall be granted to any license holder that has a common entrance or exit between the area in which will be sold and any other business or establishment. A or shall not be construed as a common entrance or exit for purposes of this subsection (d).
(e) No license under this code shall be granted to any location within 300 feet of a or a . In the case of a , the distance shall be measured in a straight line from the proposed lot line to the nearest point of the lot on which the is located. In the case of a , the distance shall be measured in a straight line from the proposed lot line to the nearest point of the building. For license holders located in shopping centers, the distance shall be measured from the main entrance of the . A location for which a license was granted in 1989, or lawfully granted thereafter, and at which a license holder has been in continuous operation, is not ineligible for a license by reason of proximity to a or a .
(Ord. 2020-2, passed 2-24-2020)