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Unless explicitly stated below or the context otherwise requires, words and phrases are used in this chapter in the sense given them by definition contained in Section 2 of Article I of said Liquor Control Act and in Rules and Regulations of Illinois Liquor Control Commission, hereby adopted by reference thereto and made a part of this section.
CATER RETAILER. A person or business who serves alcoholic liquors for consumption as an incidental part of food service that serves prepared food items. Prepared meals and alcoholic liquors are sold at a package price agreed upon under contract.
DISPENSE. The opening of a sealed container of an alcoholic beverage or the placing of an alcoholic beverage into a glass, cup or other container immediately prior to or as an incident to the sale of the alcoholic beverage.
LICENSEE. Any person, firm, corporation, club or association which has a current license for the sale of alcoholic beverages issued by the City of Mattoon, Coles County, Illinois, under Chapter 114 of the City of Mattoon, Illinois Code of Ordinances.
OUTDOOR CAFÉ. A use of public sidewalk by a food service establishment for the serving of food and beverages. The use will be characterized by the outdoor use of tables, chairs and umbrellas.
PERMITTEE. Any person, firm, corporation, club or association which has a current permit for the sale of alcoholic beverages issued by the City of Mattoon, Coles County, Illinois, under Chapter 114 of the City of Mattoon, Illinois Code of Ordinances.
PREMISES SPECIFIED. The premises specifically described in the application and license. Only one location is permitted by each license.
RESTAURANT. Any public place kept, used, maintained, advertised and held out to the public as a place where meals are served, without sleeping accommodations, such space being provided with adequate and sanitary kitchen and dining room equipment and capacity and having employed therein a sufficient number and kind of employees to prepare, cook and serve suitable food for its guests and which during the preceding three-month period has generated more than 50% of its total gross revenues from the sale of prepared food.
RENTAL HALL BUSINESS. A business organized in such a way that it provides a place available for rental by member of the general public. The building housing the business must be designed to accommodate a minimum of 250 persons safely. Such a business is typified by wedding celebrations, parties, or dances by private clubs or individuals. In this type of business, the lessor or licensee is paid a fee by the lessee for use of the hall and for providing alcoholic liquor.
SERVE. The delivery of a prepared alcoholic beverage to a customer of the licensee.
SPECIAL EVENT. A “charity benefit”, wedding reception, anniversary reception, or other such event during which a particular organization, person, or family has contracted with the licensee for the licensee’s premises or a specifically segregated portion of his or her premises, to be available exclusively for the special event to the exclusion of the general public.
SPECIFICALLY SEGREGATED. A portion of a licensee’s premises separated from the remainder of the licensee’s premises by physical barricades, ropes, walls, or other devices which are effective to prevent persons attending the special event from frequenting the balance of the licensee’s premises and persons frequenting the balance of the licensee’s premises from moving freely into the area segregated for the special event.
(Ord. 99-4981, passed 3-2-1999; Am. Ord. 2004-5193, passed 10-5-2004; Am. Ord. 2006-5214, passed 1-17-2006; Am. Ord. 2007-5239, passed 9-18- 2007; Am. Ord. 2015-5378, passed 5-19-2015)