4-1-7: LICENSE CLASSIFICATIONS:
Retail liquor licenses issued under this chapter shall be divided into the following classes:
CLASS A-1: Retail sale of alcoholic liquor for consumption on the premises where sold when the primary business conducted on said premises is that of a restaurant, when the ratio of seating predominantly or exclusively used for dining purposes to that seating for bar or lounge areas equals or exceeds three and one- half to one (3.5:1). A license of this classification may be issued to an establishment located within another establishment, such as a department store, provided that the licensed establishment meets all other criteria stated herein. Holders of a Class A-1 license with banquet hall facilities containing not less than three thousand (3,000) square feet of floor space open to the public may dispense alcoholic liquor brought on the licensee's premises by a customer of the licensee in conjunction with the use of the licensee's banquet hall facility and the licensee may charge such customer a fee in connection with the service of such alcoholic liquor. Also permitted is the distribution of alcoholic liquor for consumption on the premises provided that the alcoholic liquor is not sold and is offered only in conjunction with a special event or sale which is by invitation only and not open to the general public in a department store which contains at least fifty thousand (50,000) square feet of retail area.
CLASS A-2: Retail sale of alcoholic liquor for consumption on the premises where sold when the primary business conducted on said premises is that of a restaurant when the ratio of seating predominantly or exclusively used for dining to that seating for bar/lounge area is less than three and one-half to one (3.5:1), but not less than one and four-tenths to one (1.4:1). A license of this classification may be issued to an establishment located within another establishment, such as a department store, provided that the licensed establishment meets all other criteria stated herein. Holders of a Class A-2 license with banquet hall facilities containing not less than three thousand (3,000) square feet of floor space open to the public may dispense alcoholic liquor brought on the licensee's premises by a customer of the licensee in conjunction with the use of the licensee's banquet hall facility and the licensee may charge such customer a fee in connection with the service of such alcoholic liquor.
CLASS A-3: Retail sale of alcoholic liquors for consumption on the premises where sold, such as in a tavern, saloon or bar where the primary business is not that of a restaurant.
CLASS A-4: Retail sale of alcoholic liquor by a restaurant with a premises that: a) has an interior area of between two thousand (2,000) and eight thousand (8,000) square feet; b) has an interior seating capacity between fifty (50) and two hundred (200) customers; c) has a seasonal or year-round outdoor seating of no greater than six thousand (6,000) square feet; d) is located within a retail store that has no less than twenty five thousand (25,000) square feet of area and a portion of which is designated as the retail store's "retail service area", as defined in section 4-1-16.8 of this chapter; e) is subleased by the holder of the license from the store tenant, as defined in section 4-1-16.8 of this chapter; f) is located within a regional retail or mixed use center in the B-2 Zoning District having no less than eighty (80) acres of land area and no less than one million (1,000,000) square feet of building area, g) is not within five hundred feet (500') of any public right-of-way; and h) has a ratio of seating that is predominantly or exclusively used for dining purposes to seating for bar or lounge areas equaling or exceeding three and one-half to one (3.5:1). Holders of a Class A-4 license are permitted to conduct cooking classes.
CLASS B: Retail sale of alcoholic liquors in the original package, not for consumption on the premises where sold, except for as specifically permitted by section 4-1-17 of this chapter. No licensee shall give, or offer to give, alcoholic liquor as a gift or gratuity with the sale of products other than alcoholic liquors, or induce the purchase of or promote the sale of products other than alcoholic liquors, except for as specifically permitted by section 4-1-17 of this chapter. A license of this classification may be issued to an establishment located within another establishment, such as a department store, provided that the licensed establishment meets all other criteria stated herein.
CLASS C: Retail sales of alcoholic liquors for consumption on the premises of regularly organized clubs.
CLASS D: Retail sale of alcoholic liquor in conjunction with the service of food by caterers for catered events conducted off the premises of the licensee, provided that the sale of alcoholic liquor by the drink is not permitted.
CLASS E: Retail sale of alcoholic liquor in hotels and motels. Retail sales may take place only in areas specifically designated on the license.
   A.   The holder of a Class E license issued to a hotel/motel may install cabinets for the storage of liquor for the use of room guests in each room; provided, however, that each such cabinet shall be securely locked and a separate key from the room key given only to a guest twenty one (21) years or older at the time of registration.
   B.   Any hotel/motel providing cabinets for the storage of liquor available in guestrooms on the effective date hereof shall provide locks for such cabinets.
CLASS F: Retail sale or dispensing of alcoholic liquor on a temporary basis during a special event as defined and regulated in section 4-1-17 of this chapter.
CLASS G: Retail sale of alcoholic liquor for consumption at the Village Sports Core which includes the following facilities: Municipal golf clubhouse, beverage cart service, veranda, Oak Brook room, saddle room, polo fields, poolside and library.
CLASS H: Retail sale of alcoholic liquor for consumption on the premises of Municipally owned and operated recreation facilities, including the grounds, but not including the Village Sports Core.
CLASS I: Retail sale of alcoholic liquor for consumption on the premises where sold when the primary business conducted on the premises is that of a movie theater, provided that a movie theater is not an adult motion picture theater.
CLASS J: The consumption of beer and wine on the premises of a restaurant, which beer or wine has been brought into the licensed premises by a patron for consumption while being served a meal on the premises, subject to the conditions and restrictions set forth in this chapter.
CLASS K: Retail sale of beer and wine for consumption on the premises where sold when the primary business conducted on the premises is that of a coffee shop. All sales of beer and wine will be for consumption on the premises only. All alcoholic beverages shall be poured from original packaging into glass containers prior to service to consumers. Beer and wine sales will account for less than ten percent (10%) of the total sales of the business. All employees will be twenty one (21) years of age or older and no table service will be permitted. Beer and wine must be ordered and received at a counter.
CLASS L: Sale and consumption of beer, wine, and other alcoholic beverages within a food hall, including consumption within the food hall of beer, wine, and other alcoholic liquor that is purchased from an adjacent food hall restaurant or food hall coffee shop.
CLASS M: Annual special events license for the sale or dispensing of alcoholic liquor during special events as required in section 4-1-17 of this chapter.
CLASS N: Retail sale of alcoholic liquor for consumption on the premises where sold when the primary business conducted on the premises is that of a spa, nail salon, or beauty salon. (Ord. G-1108, 9-12-2017; Ord. G-1138, 10-23-2018)