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(A) A licensee or permittee hereunder may assign or convey the privilege or right of renewal or re-issue of a license or permit provided for herein to another person, firm or corporation, in accordance with the procedure hereinafter set forth, who, upon full compliance with the ordinances then in force in the city, governing the issuance of such licenses or permits, shall be entitled to a renewal or re-issue of such license or permit in his, her, their, or its own name, and which holder of a license or permit, in turn, may assign or convey such privilege or right to renewal or re-issue of such license or permit upon the same terms and conditions as the original owner and holder thereof could do hereunder; provided, however, that the privilege or right of renewal, and re-issue provided in this chapter shall apply only so long as the license or permit in each case shall have been kept in force continually add uninterruptedly in the name of the licensee, permit or his or her successor in interest, and nothing herein provided shall be deemed to restrict the right of the Local Liquor Control Commissioner to revoke any such license or permit.
(B) All such assignments shall be in writing, signed by the licensee or permit, and shall be filed with the Local Liquor Control Commissioner of the city, who shall keep, or cause to be kept, a true and complete record of all such assignments. Upon the filing of any such assignment, the Local Liquor Control Commissioner shall endorse thereon the time of filing, and upon compliance by the assignee with all the laws and ordinances then in force in the city pertaining to the qualifications of an applicant for such license or permit and the surrender of the old license or permit for cancellation, there shall (unless the old license or permit shall have been revoked add not thereafter restored) be issued to the assignee named in such assignment, a license or permit for the same place as that specified in the old license or permit, in lieu of the one so surrendered, for the unexpired portion of the period covered by the license or permit so surrendered; upon condition, however, that such new license or permit shall be issued only upon the payment of a fee to the issuing officer of $25.
(C) If a licensed or permitted business suspends operation, the licensee or permittee has 30 days in which to notify the Local Liquor Control Commissioner of their intent. If the Local Liquor Control Commissioner is not contacted within 30 days from the close of business, the liquor license or permit held at that address may be voided and surrendered to the City Clerk at the discretion of the Local Liquor Control Commissioner. After being contacted by the licensee or permittee, the Local Liquor Control Commissioner may extend the validity of the license or permit, in writing, for a reasonable period not to exceed six months.
(Ord. 99-4981, passed 3-2-1999; Am. Ord. 2006-5214, passed 1-17-2006)