733.37  STORES AND MERCANTILE ESTABLISHMENTS.
   (a)   Special Store.
      (1)   Every person opening, establishing, operating or maintaining one or more special stores within the City under the same general management, control, supervision or ownership shall pay an annual license tax of five dollars ($5.00), per store, for the privilege of opening, establishing, operating or maintaining such stores or mercantile establishments.
      (2)   "Special store," as used in this section, means any store or any mercantile establishment, in which goods, wares or merchandise of any kind, except cigarettes, tobacco products and soft drinks, are purchased, ordered, sold or offered for sale, either at retail or wholesale, and which contains no coin-operated device owned or operated by the store proprietor.
   (b)   General Store.
      (1)   Every person opening, establishing, operating or maintaining one or more general stores within the City under the same general management, control, supervision or ownership shall pay an annual license tax of fifteen dollars ($15.00) per store for the privilege of opening, establishing, operating or maintaining such stores or mercantile establishments.  (Ord. 1424.  Passed 9-15-83.)
   For the sale of liquor by the bottle, an annual license fee of one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500) shall be paid, prior to July 1 of each year, by those establishments (retail outlets) possessing a West Virginia Class A retail liquor license; for those establishments selling such liquor under a West Virginia Class B retail liquor license, a fee of five hundred dollars ($500.00) shall be paid prior to July 1 of each year.  The initial fee shall be payable on a prorated monthly basis.  No person may sell liquor at any retail outlet if the City license therefor, pursuant to timely payment of such fee or fees, has not been issued or has been suspended or revoked, or has expired.  Each retail liquor license shall expire on the last day of June of any calendar year in which the foregoing appropriate license fee has not been paid for the succeeding license year.
         (Ord. 1740.  Passed 3-21-91.)
      (2)   "General store," as used in this section, means any store or any mercantile establishment in which goods, wares or merchandise of any kind are purchased, ordered, sold or offered for sale, either at retail or wholesale.
         (Ord. 1424.  Passed 9-15-83.)