4-1-9: CLASSIFICATIONS OF LICENSES:
Licenses for the sale of alcoholic liquor at retail in the Village shall be classified as follows: (Ord. 01-2173, 9-24-2001)
   A.   CLASS A: Full Service Restaurant With A Service Bar: A Class A license shall authorize the retail sale of alcoholic liquor in a restaurant for consumption only within the licensed premises. Alcoholic liquor shall be served as an adjunct to food service at the restaurant. A restaurant with a Class A license shall be open for business at the minimum during the traditional dinner hours of the day. A separate area where complete meals are not served is not permitted; however, the service of alcoholic liquor may be permitted only in a patron seating area which generally surrounds a service bar and/or where patrons are waiting to be seated in another area of the restaurant to be provided with a complete meal. Alcoholic liquor in all locations within the restaurant shall be served by waitstaff only. There shall be no patron seating at the counter of the service bar. For purposes of this Class A license, seating within the bar/bar area shall constitute seating at which patrons can order solely alcoholic liquor, without food, if they so choose.
For purposes of this Class A license, a "full service restaurant" is defined in section 4-1-3 of this chapter and shall be further defined as any public place kept, used, maintained, advertised, and held out to the public as a place where complete meals are actually and regularly served, with adequate and sanitary kitchen and dining room equipment and with adequate staff to take orders, prepare food, and serve the food and beverages, including alcoholic beverages, in a full service operation rather than a fast food service operation. The principal business of a "full service restaurant" is the service of complete meals, and said service of such meals shall constitute at least sixty percent (60%) of the gross income of the establishment as distinguished from the principal business being the service of food as a supplement to the service of alcoholic liquor. The restaurant design shall reflect the character of an establishment that is a restaurant rather than an establishment set up to serve alcoholic liquor as its principal activity. Fast food restaurants are not eligible for a Class A license.
A Class A license shall be subject to all of the following conditions and such other appropriate conditions required by the Corporate Authorities of the Village in an ordinance approving the creation and issuance of such a liquor license:
      1.   Consumption of alcoholic liquor and nonalcoholic liquor is restricted to the dining area of the restaurant and the patron seating area of the bar/bar area.
      2.   Alcoholic liquor shall not be sold in pitchers.
      3.   No package sales shall be permitted.
      4.   No billiard and/or pool tables or any other "mechanical/electrical amusement device", as defined and regulated in section 3-4-2 of this Code, shall be permitted on the licensed premises, except internet music stations, jukeboxes and video game devices/machines shall be permitted provided the licensee complies with the Village mechanical/electrical amusement device licensing requirements. Video gaming terminals, as regulated by the Illinois Video Gaming Act 1 , are prohibited on the licensed premises.
      5.   The hours of operation regarding a Class A liquor license shall be as set forth in section 4-1-13, "Hours Of Operation", of this chapter.
      6.   All Class A liquor licensees shall be required to have any on site owner/manager and all employees and any other person(s) who may, as a part of their job, sell alcoholic liquor to a customer, serve alcoholic liquor to any person on the licensed premises or handle alcoholic liquor on the licensed premises, take and successfully complete a Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training (BASSET) Program that has been certified by the State of Illinois. Once the initial training certification expires, a renewal of the BASSET training certification is required. A copy of the current BASSET course completion certificate(s) for the on site owner/manager, his/her/its employees and the above mentioned other person(s) shall be made available at all times at the licensed premises for inspection by the Village Manager, or his or her designee.
   B.   CLASS B LICENSE: Full Service Restaurant With A Patron Bar: A Class B license shall authorize the retail sale of alcoholic liquor in a full service restaurant for consumption only within the licensed premises. Alcoholic liquor shall be served as an adjunct to food service at the restaurant. The amount of customer seating in the restaurant dining area shall constitute at least sixty percent (60%) of the total customer seating area available in all parts of the restaurant. Customer seating area at the patron bar shall not exceed: 1) ten percent (10%) of the total customer seating area in all parts of the restaurant, or 2) fifteen percent (15%) of the total customer seating area available in all parts of the restaurant for those restaurants having a patron bar without a related bar/bar area.
For purposes of this Class B license, seating at the patron bar or within the bar/bar area shall constitute seating at which patrons can order solely alcoholic liquor, without food, if they so choose.
For purposes of this Class B license, a "full service restaurant" is defined in section 4-1-3 of this chapter and shall be further defined as any public place kept, used, maintained, advertised, and held out to the public as a place where complete meals are actually and regularly served, with adequate and sanitary kitchen and dining room equipment and with adequate staff to take orders, prepare food, and serve the food and beverages, including alcoholic beverages, in a full service operation rather than a fast food service operation. The principal business of a "full service restaurant" is the service of complete meals, and said service of such meals shall constitute at least sixty percent (60%) of the gross income of the establishment as distinguished from the principal business being the service of food as a supplement to the service of alcoholic liquor. The restaurant design shall reflect the character of an establishment that is a restaurant rather than an establishment set up to serve alcoholic liquor as its principal activity. Fast food restaurants are not eligible for a Class B license.
A Class B license shall be subject to all of the following conditions and such other appropriate conditions required by the Corporate Authorities of the Village in an ordinance approving the creation and issuance of such a liquor license:
      1.   Consumption of alcoholic liquor and nonalcoholic liquor is restricted to the dining area of the restaurant, the patron bar and its related patron seating area.
      2.   Alcoholic liquor shall not be sold in pitchers.
      3.   No package sales shall be permitted.
      4.   No billiard and/or pool tables or any other "mechanical/electrical amusement device", as defined and regulated in section 3-4-2 of this Code, shall be permitted on the licensed premises, except internet music stations, jukeboxes and video game devices/machines shall be permitted provided the licensee complies with the Village mechanical/electrical amusement device licensing requirements. Video gaming terminals, as regulated by the Illinois Video Gaming Act 2 , are prohibited on the licensed premises.
      5.   The hours of operation regarding a Class B liquor license shall be as set forth in section 4-1-13, "Hours Of Operation", of this chapter.
      6.   All Class B liquor licensees shall be required to have any on-site owner/manager, and all employees and any other person(s) who may, as a part of their job, sell alcoholic liquor to a customer, serve alcoholic liquor to any person on the licensed premises or handle alcoholic liquor on the licensed premises, take and successfully complete a Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training (BASSET) Program that has been certified by the State of Illinois. Once the initial training certification expires, a renewal of the BASSET training certification is required. A copy of the current BASSET course completion certificate(s) for the on- site owner/manager, his/her/its employees and the above mentioned other person(s) shall be made available at all times at the licensed premises for inspection by the Village Manager, or his or her designee.
   C.   CLASS C LICENSE: Full Service Restaurant; Beer And Wine Only (No Patron Or Service Bar): A Class C license shall authorize the storage and retail sale of beer and wine only in a full service restaurant for consumption only within the licensed premises. Beer and wine shall be served as an adjunct to food service at the restaurant. There shall be no patron bar or service bar within the licensed premises.
For purposes of this Class C license, a "full service restaurant" is defined in section 4-1-3 of this chapter and shall be further defined as any public place kept, used, maintained, advertised, and held out to the public as a place where complete meals are actually and regularly served, with adequate and sanitary kitchen and dining room equipment and with adequate staff to take orders, prepare food, and serve the food and beverages, including alcoholic beverages, in a full service operation rather than a fast food service operation. The principal business of a "full service restaurant" is the service of complete meals, and said service of such meals shall constitute at least sixty percent (60%) of the gross income of the establishment as distinguished from the principal business being the service of food as a supplement to the service of beer and wine. The restaurant design shall reflect the character of an establishment that is a restaurant rather than an establishment set up to serve beer and wine as its principal activity. Fast food restaurants are not eligible for a Class C license.
A Class C license shall be subject to all of the following conditions and such other appropriate conditions required by the Corporate Authorities of the Village in an ordinance approving the creation and issuance of such a liquor license:
      1.   Consumption of beer and wine is restricted to the dining area of the restaurant.
      2.   Beer and wine shall not be sold in pitchers.
      3.   No package sales shall be permitted.
      4.   No billiard and/or pool tables or any other "mechanical/electrical amusement device", as defined and regulated in section 3-4-2 of this Code, shall be permitted on the licensed premises, except internet music stations, jukeboxes and video game devices/machines shall be permitted provided the licensee complies with the Village mechanical/electrical amusement device licensing requirements. Video gaming terminals, as regulated by the Illinois Video Gaming Act 3 , are prohibited on the licensed premises.
      5.   The hours of operation regarding a Class C liquor license shall be as set forth in section 4-1-13, "Hours Of Operation", of this chapter.
      6.   All Class C liquor licensees shall be required to have any on-site owner/manager and all employees and any other person(s) who may, as a part of their job, sell alcoholic liquor to a customer, serve alcoholic liquor to any person on the licensed premises or handle alcoholic liquor on the licensed premises, take and successfully complete a Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training (BASSET) Program that has been certified by the State of Illinois. Once the initial training certification expires, a renewal of the BASSET training certification is required. A copy of the current BASSET course completion certificate(s) for the on- site owner/manager, his/her/its employees and the above mentioned other person(s) shall be made available at all times at the licensed premises for inspection by the Village Manager, or his or her designee.
   D.   CLASS D LICENSE: Limited Service Restaurant License; Beer And Wine Only (No Patron Or Service Bar): A Class D license shall authorize the storage and retail sale of beer and wine only in a limited service restaurant for consumption only within the licensed premises. Beer and wine shall be served as an adjunct to food service at the restaurant. There shall be no patron bar or service bar within the licensed premises and the storage of beer and wine shall not be located within the dining area.
For purposes of this Class D license, a limited service restaurant is defined in section 4-1-3 of this chapter and shall be further defined as any public place kept, used, maintained, advertised, and held out to the public as a place where complete meals are actually and regularly served, with adequate and sanitary kitchen and dining room equipment and with adequate staff to take orders, prepare food, and serve the food and beverages, including alcoholic beverages, in a limited service operation rather than a fast food service operation. The principal business of a "limited service restaurant" is the service of complete meals, and said service of such meals shall constitute at least sixty percent (60%) of the gross income of the establishment as distinguished from the principal business being the service of food as a supplement to the service of beer and wine. The restaurant design shall reflect the character of an establishment that is a restaurant rather than an establishment set up to serve beer and wine as its principal activity. Fast food restaurants are not eligible for a Class D license.
A Class D license shall be subject to all of the following conditions and such other appropriate conditions required by the Corporate Authorities of the Village in an ordinance approving the creation and issuance of such a liquor license:
      1.   Consumption of beer, wine and nonalcoholic liquor is restricted to the dining area of the restaurant.
      2.   Beer and wine shall not be sold in pitchers.
      3.   No package sales shall be permitted.
      4.   No billiard and/or pool tables or any other "mechanical/electrical amusement device", as defined and regulated in section 3-4-2 of this Code, shall be permitted on the licensed premises, except internet music stations, jukeboxes and video game devices/machines shall be permitted provided the licensee complies with the Village mechanical/electrical amusement device licensing requirements. Video gaming terminals, as regulated by the Illinois Video Gaming Act 4 , are prohibited on the licensed premises.
      5.   The hours of operation regarding a Class D liquor license shall be as set forth in section 4-1-13, "Hours Of Operation", of this chapter.
      6.   All Class D liquor licensees shall be required to have any on site owner/manager and all employees and any other person(s) who may, as a part of their job, sell alcoholic liquor to a customer, serve alcoholic liquor to any person on the licensed premises or handle alcoholic liquor on the licensed premises, take and successfully complete a Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training (BASSET) Program that has been certified by the State of Illinois. Once the initial training certification expires, a renewal of the BASSET training certification is required. A copy of the current BASSET course completion certificate(s) for the on site owner/manager, his/her/its employees and the above mentioned other person(s) shall be made available at all times at the licensed premises for inspection by the Village Manager, or his or her designee. (Ord. 17-2905, 11-27-2017)
   E.   CLASS E: Supermarket License: A Class E supermarket license shall authorize the retail sale of alcoholic liquor, in the original package only and as an adjunct to the sale of groceries, by a supermarket, provided that the licensee satisfies or meets all of the following conditions and such other appropriate conditions required by the Corporate Authorities of the Village in an ordinance approving the creation and issuance of such a liquor license:
      1.   The supermarket shall have a total gross interior retail sales floor area of not less than twenty five thousand (25,000) square feet.
      2.   The licensee shall maintain and operate one primary, dedicated liquor display area, but may also maintain and operate other limited liquor display areas, separated from the other retail sales areas or incorporated within the other retail sales areas, for purposes of cross merchandising liquor with other retail products within the supermarket. Separate limited display areas throughout the supermarket (e.g., stacked cases of beer, racks of wine, end caps, etc.), are allowed, provided that the combined square footage of the liquor display areas do not exceed the square footage limitation set forth in subsection E3 of this section and the display areas comply with the other liquor regulations (e.g., signage) of this Code.
      3.   The liquor display area(s) set aside for liquor sales within the supermarket shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the total gross interior retail sales floor area of the supermarket. For purposes of determining the allowable liquor display area(s), the proposed licensee shall submit an accurate floor plan of the supermarket which includes the location of, dimensions of and a description of the improvements that constitute the proposed liquor display area(s), and the Director of Code Enforcement shall make the final determination. Said floor plan shall also include the location of, dimensions of and a description of the improvements that constitute the on site storage area(s) for alcoholic liquor.
      4.   There shall be no banners, posters, signs, or advertising of any kind posted or maintained in any of the exterior windows of or on the exterior of the supermarket nor shall such items be visible from any place or point outside of the supermarket that: a) advertise, relate to or depict any alcoholic liquor or manufacturer, distributor, brand, slogan or logo (including the generic term "liquor"); or b) announce, advertise, depict or relate to any alcoholic liquor sale or special event. Within the liquor display area(s) only, the supermarket may: a) post and maintain permanent, fixed signs that designate said area for alcoholic liquor sales, and b) allow temporary signs and display advertisements relative to the sale of alcoholic liquor being sold by the supermarket.
      5.   Minors are prohibited from entering the primary, dedicated retail liquor display area, unless accompanied by an adult. The licensee shall post and maintain a sign visible and obvious as determined by the chief building and Code official at the time the license is granted. Said sign shall be located at the entry point of the retail liquor display area and shall read as follows:
Minors are prohibited from entering this liquor display area, unless accompanied by an adult.
(Ord. 14-2739, 2-24-2014)
      6.   The sale of kegs and single cans or bottles or other containers of beer, wine or other alcoholic beverages (e.g., wine coolers, prepared mixed alcoholic beverages, etc.) is prohibited, except as allowed in this subsection. The sale of single cans or bottles or other containers of premium beer or wine or premium spirits in glass, metal or protective corrugated fiberboard box containers that are at least three hundred seventy five milliliters (375 mL) in size is allowed for off-site consumption only. The sale of any alcoholic liquor packaged for sale in smaller than customary containers (e.g., "airline bottles", flasks, etc.) is prohibited. The sale of single cans or bottles or other containers of premium beer or wine or premium spirits or other alcoholic beverages (e.g., wine coolers, prepared mixed alcoholic beverages, etc.) in glass, metal or protective corrugated fiberboard box containers that are at least three hundred fifty milliliters (350 mL) in size, but less than three hundred seventy five milliliters (375 mL) in size, is allowed, but only in pre- packaged 4-packs, 6-packs or 12-packs, or the licensee may allow customers to mix alcoholic beverage brands that are at least three hundred fifty milliliters (350 mL) in size to create their own 4-packs or 6-packs for off-site consumption only. In the event the size of the container of alcoholic liquor is questioned, the Local Liquor Commissioner, in his or her discretion based on the totality of the circumstances, shall determine whether the container meets the standards set forth in this subsection E6. (Ord. 16-2850, 11-28-2016)
      7.   The hours of operation regarding a Class E liquor license shall be as set forth in section 4-1-13, "Hours Of Operation", of this chapter.
      8.   All supermarket licensees shall be required to have all employees who may, as a part of their job, sell alcoholic liquor to a customer or handle alcoholic liquor on the licensed premises, take and successfully complete a Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training (BASSET) Program that has been certified by the State of Illinois. A copy of the BASSET course completion certificate(s) for the employees shall be made available at all times at the licensed premises for inspection by the Village Manager, or his or her designee.
      9.   There shall be no consumption of alcoholic liquor on the licensed premises, except for: a) tastings conducted in accordance with this Code or b) consumption of nonpackaged alcoholic liquor in a dedicated cafe area in accordance with a Village issued restaurant liquor license.
      10.   The licensee may allow limited tastings of premium beer and wine only within the licensed premises only when the store is open to the public and during the authorized hours of operation. The licensee may offer, conduct or sponsor tasting sessions of premium beer and wine at preregistered events or classes when the store is open to the general public during the authorized hours of operation. In addition, the licensee may provide, at no charge, samples of premium beer and wine currently offered for sale served in limited quantities (not to exceed 1 ounce) in a cup or glass for consumption within the licensed premises as part of a promotional retail sale offered by or sponsored by the licensee during the authorized hours of operation. A per person charge may be collected by the licensee for attendance at a tasting session (e.g., a preregistered event or class) or the samples of beer and wine may be given away as part of such a tasting. Customers shall not be allowed to leave the licensed premises with an open bottle, container, cup or glass of premium beer or wine; customers may remove an open wine bottle provided it has been sealed in accordance with applicable State law 5 . There shall be no tastings of mass produced, domestic beer. (Ord. 14-2739, 2-24-2014)
   F.   CLASS F LICENSE: Culinary School License; Beer And Wine Only (No Patron Or Service Bar): A Class F liquor license shall authorize the storage and retail sale of beer and wine only for consumption within the licensed premises by persons who are registered and participating in culinary classes offered by a Village licensed culinary school. Beer and wine shall be served as an adjunct to the culinary school classes. There shall be no patron bar or service bar within the licensed premises and the storage of beer and wine shall not be located within the area of the culinary school open to the public.
For purposes of this Class F liquor license, a "culinary school" is defined as any public place kept, used, maintained, advertised, and held out to the public as a place where education and hands on instruction regarding the preparation and cooking of meals and desserts takes place as well as the occasional service of complete meals prepared as part of such culinary program on the licensed premises, with adequate and sanitary kitchen and dining room equipment and with adequate staff to instruct the patrons in the preparation and service of meals and desserts. The principal business of a "culinary school" is education and hands on instruction regarding the preparation and cooking of meals and desserts, and fees from the culinary school's programs shall constitute at least sixty percent (60%) of the gross income of the establishment as distinguished from the principal business being the sale of beer and wine. The culinary school design shall reflect the character of an establishment that is a culinary school rather than an establishment set up to serve beer and wine as its principal activity. Fast food restaurants are not eligible for a Class F liquor license.
A Class F liquor license shall be subject to all of the following conditions and such other appropriate conditions required by the President and Board of Trustees of the Village in an ordinance approving the creation and issuance of such a liquor license:
      1.   Consumption of beer, wine and nonalcoholic liquor is restricted to the kitchen and dining area of the culinary school and shall be served or sold by the glass for consumption within the licensed premises.
      2.   Beer and wine shall not be sold in pitchers.
      3.   No package sales shall be permitted. The sale of kegs and single cans or bottles of beer or other alcoholic beverages (e.g., wine coolers, spirits, prepared mixed drinks, etc.) is prohibited.
      4.   No patron bar or service bar.
      5.   There shall be no banners, posters, signs, or advertising of any kind posted or maintained in any of the exterior windows of or on the exterior of the culinary school building that: a) advertise, relate to or depict any alcoholic liquor or manufacturer, distributor, brand, slogan or logo (including the generic term "liquor"); or b) announce, advertise, depict or relate to any alcoholic liquor sale or special event; except that the culinary school may mention in its brochures, menus or other media based advertising the availability of beer and wine as part of the culinary school program and the school may post such a brochure or menu in a decorative posting box (not to exceed 12 square feet in size) affixed to the exterior of the building located adjacent to the entrance door. (Ord. 04-2309, 8-23-2004)
      6.   The hours of operation regarding a Class F liquor license shall be as set forth in section 4-1-13, "Hours Of Operation", of this chapter. (Ord. 11-2622, 3-28-2011)
      7.   All culinary school licensees shall be required to have any on site owner/manager and all employees and any other person(s) who may, as a part of their job, sell or serve alcoholic liquor to a culinary school student, serve alcoholic liquor to any person on the licensed premises or handle alcoholic liquor on the licensed premises take and successfully complete a Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training (BASSET) Program that has been certified by the State of Illinois. Once the initial training certification expires, a renewal of the BASSET training certification is required. A copy of the current BASSET course completion certificate(s) for the on site owner/manager, employees and the above mentioned other person(s) shall be made available at all times at the licensed premises for inspection by the Village Manager, or his or her designee. (Ord. 08-2509, 10-27-2008)
   G.   CLASS G LICENSE: Fine Wine, Premium Spirits, Premium Beer And Gourmet Food Store License; Premium Spirits, Premium Beer And Wine Only: A Class G liquor license shall authorize the storage and retail sale of premium spirits, premium beer, mass produced, domestic beer and wine in their original containers, and the tasting of premium beer, wine and premium spirits in limited quantities as part of a promotional retail sale offered by or sponsored by the licensee during the authorized hours of operation. The licensee may also conduct tasting sessions at preregistered events or classes when the store is closed to the general public. Tastings, including the preregistered events or classes, shall be conducted only in the same room, and same area, as the display of premium beer, wine and premium spirits and shall occur only during the authorized hours of operation.
For purposes of this Class G liquor license, a "fine wine, premium spirits, premium beer and gourmet food store" is defined as any public place kept, used, maintained, advertised, and held out to the public as a place that offers premium spirits, premium beer, mass produced, domestic beer and wine for retail sale in conjunction with the sale of related gourmet food and cheese products and gourmet ingredients, gift baskets and wine glassware and other related equipment. Gourmet food products include cheeses, crackers, specialty sauces, gourmet chocolates, gourmet coffee, water and juices, prepackaged gourmet meats and sausages and similar specialty gift products and fine food accessories, but does not include quick preparation foods or general supermarket foods or household products. A "premium beer" includes microbrewed beer brands, microbrew styled beer brands and imported beer brands, but shall not include mass produced domestic beer brands. "Premium spirits" means any spirit that has a retail cost of not less than twenty dollars ($20.00) per bottle. "Mass produced, domestic beer" means beer brands that are brewed in the United States and available nationwide and are not marketed as premium beer. The principal business of a "fine wine, premium spirits, premium beer and gourmet food store" is the retail sale of packaged beer, premium spirits and wine and gourmet food products as distinguished from the principal business being the retail sale of premium spirits, premium beer and wine by the glass for consumption on the premises. Any retail establishments, including, but not limited to, any establishment commonly understood to be a drugstore, or a pantry, or a convenience food mart, or any establishment also in the business of selling gasoline, engaged principally in the sale of canned goods; dry goods such as tea, sugar, flour, cereals, and the like; beverages, such as milk, juices, soda pop and water; fresh fruits and vegetables; fresh and prepared meats, fish, poultry; and typical household goods are not eligible for a Class G liquor license.
A Class G liquor license shall be subject to all of the following conditions and such other appropriate conditions required by the President and Board of Trustees of the Village in an ordinance approving the creation and issuance of such a liquor license:
      1.   Container And Package Specifications: The sale of kegs and single cans or bottles or other containers of beer, wine or other alcoholic beverages (e.g., wine coolers, prepared mixed alcoholic beverages, etc.) is prohibited, except as allowed in this subsection. The sale of single cans or bottles or other containers of premium beer or wine or premium spirits in glass, metal or protective corrugated fiberboard box containers that are at least three hundred seventy five milliliters (375 mL) in size is allowed. The sale of any alcoholic liquor packaged for sale in smaller than customary containers (e.g., "airline bottles", flasks, etc.) is prohibited. The sale of single cans or bottles or other containers of premium beer or wine or premium spirits or other alcoholic beverages (e.g., wine coolers, prepared mixed alcoholic beverages, etc.) in glass, metal or protective corrugated fiberboard box containers that are at least three hundred fifty milliliters (350 mL) in size, but less than three hundred seventy five milliliters (375 mL) in size, is allowed, but only in pre-packaged 4-packs, 6-packs or 12-packs or the licensee may allow customers to mix alcoholic beverage brands that are at least three hundred fifty milliliters (350 mL) in size to create their own 4-packs or 6-packs for off-site consumption only. Mass produced, domestic beer shall be available for retail package sales only, shall be located in the coolers in 6-pack or 12-pack containers only and shall not occupy more than fifty percent (50%) of the cooler space allocated for retail beer sales. In the event the size of the container of alcoholic liquor is questioned, the Local Liquor Commissioner, in his or her discretion, based on the totality of the circumstances, shall determine whether the container meets the standards set forth in this subsection. Where the licensee also holds an additional Village liquor license that allows for the on-site consumption of alcoholic beverages (e.g., a restaurant liquor license or an outdoor liquor cafe license), the licensee may sell at retail single servings of alcoholic beverages in original containers (e.g., single bottles, cans or protective corrugated fiberboard boxes) that are at least three hundred fifty milliliters (350 mL) in size for consumption on the licensed premises in compliance with the other Village liquor license that allows for the on-site consumption of alcoholic beverages. (Ord. 16-2850, 11-28-2016)
      2.   Service Counter: A service counter shall be allowed only for purposes of conducting tastings of premium beer and wine as defined in subsection G3 of this section. There shall be no tastings of premium spirits. No customer seating or retail sale transactions of any kind shall be allowed at the service counter, except in the case where the liquor license holder also maintains a Class B liquor license. Where the liquor license holder maintains both a Class B liquor license and a Class G liquor license, the service counter may be used as a patron bar for purposes of customer seating and retail sales, service and consumption of alcoholic beverages and meals by customers at the patron bar. The amount of customer seating at the service counter/patron bar shall be subject to the limitations contained in Class B liquor license regulations of this Code.
      3.   Conduct Of Tastings: Premium beer and wine may be sold, given away or offered for sale within the licensed premises only during the authorized hours of operation. The licensee may conduct or sponsor tasting sessions of premium beer and wine at preregistered events or classes when the store is closed to the general public, but only during the authorized hours of operation. In addition, the licensee may provide, at no charge, samples of premium beer and wine currently offered for sale served in limited quantities in a cup or glass for consumption within the licensed premises as part of a promotional retail sale offered by or sponsored by the licensee during the authorized hours of operation. A per person charge may be collected by the licensee for attendance at a tasting session (e.g., a preregistered event or class) or the samples of beer and wine may be given away as part of such a tasting. All tastings shall be conducted only in the same room, and same area, as the liquor display area and shall occur only during the authorized hours of operation. Customers shall not be allowed to leave the licensed premises with an open bottle, container, cup or glass of premium beer or wine. There shall be no tastings of mass produced, domestic beer.
      4.   Liquor Display Areas: The liquor display area set aside for premium beer and wine within the store shall not exceed fifteen percent (15%) of the total gross interior retail sales floor area of the store. The liquor display area set aside for premium spirits within the store shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the total gross interior retail sales floor area of the store. There shall be no floor displays advertising mass produced, domestic beer or stacks of mass produced, domestic beer on the floor. For purposes of determining the allowable liquor display areas for beer and wine and spirits, the proposed licensee shall submit an accurate floor plan of the store which includes the location of, dimensions of, and a description of the improvements that constitute the proposed alcoholic liquor display area and the Local Liquor Control Commissioner, in consultation with the Director of Community Development, shall approve the floor plan.
      5.   Prohibited: No tobacco products or lottery tickets shall be offered for sale or sold within the store.
      6.   Sign Regulations: There shall be no banners, posters, signs, or advertising of any kind posted or maintained in any of the exterior windows of or on the exterior of the building that: a) advertise, relate to or depict any alcoholic liquor or manufacturer, distributor, brand, slogan or logo (including the generic term "liquor"); or b) announce, advertise, depict or relate to any alcoholic liquor sale or special event; except that a fine wine and gourmet food store may advertise in any lawful manner or post a business sign in accordance with the Village's sign regulations that contains the words "fine wine" (e.g., "Western Springs Fine Wine And Gourmet Food Store"), "wine" (e.g., Smith's Wine Shop), "wine bar" (e.g., Smith's Wine Bar), or "vino" (e.g., "Taste Of Vino") on the exterior of the building or in or affixed to the window of the store that is located either over or adjacent to the entrance to the store.
      7.   Minors Prohibited Unless Accompanied By Adult: Minors shall be prohibited from entering a fine wine, premium spirits, premium beer and gourmet food store, unless accompanied by an adult. The licensee shall post and maintain a sign immediately inside the entrance that is visible and obvious as determined by the Director of Community Development at the time the license is granted and said sign shall read as follows:
Minors are prohibited from entering this store, unless accompanied by an adult.
      8.   Hours Of Operation: The hours of operation regarding a Class G liquor license shall be as set forth in section 4-1-13, "Hours Of Operation", of this chapter.
      9.   BASSET Certification Required: The fine wine and gourmet food store owner, each employee of said store and any other person who sells or serves premium beer, spirits and wine to a patron or handles alcoholic liquor on the licensed premises must take and successfully complete a Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training (BASSET) Program that has been certified by the State of Illinois. A copy of the BASSET course completion certificate(s) for the aforementioned persons shall be made available at all times at the licensed premises for inspection by the Village Manager, or his or her designee.
      10.   Separate Cash Registers Or Sales Tracking System Required: In the case of a licensee that has received a Class G liquor license (fine wine, premium spirits, premium beer and gourmet food store) and then petitions for and receives one of the full service or limited service restaurant liquor licenses, the licensee shall operate separate cash registers or a sales tracking system to record all retail transactions relative to each specific liquor license. (Ord. 11-2651, 11-21-2011)
   H.   CLASS H LICENSE: Outdoor Liquor Cafe: A Class H liquor license shall authorize restaurants to permit the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages within a Village licensed outdoor liquor cafe operated by the restaurant while patrons are being served a complete meal by the restaurant, subject to the following conditions and such other conditions required by the President and Board of Trustees of the Village in an ordinance approving the creation and issuance of such a liquor license:
      1.   Consumption of alcoholic beverages is restricted to the licensed premises, which shall be an outdoor cafe that has received a Village issued business certificate pursuant to section 10-4-5 of the development control ordinance. The Village Board and Local Liquor Control Commissioner shall approve the location and layout of the outdoor cafe as part of the approval of an ordinance creating the liquor license to be issued to a particular applicant.
      2.   The outdoor liquor cafe shall be subject to the rules of operation set forth in section 10-4-5 of the development control ordinance. In addition, the location, layout and operation of an outdoor liquor cafe shall be subject to the conditions set forth in the ordinance creating a Class H liquor license and such other rules or conditions relating to the service and consumption of alcoholic beverages as set forth in writing and required by the Local Liquor Control Commissioner, including restrictions on noise, music, screening, etc.
      3.   A Class H license shall only be granted to a licensee who holds another Village issued restaurant related liquor license and is in good standing under the terms of the license. Portions of the application submittal including background check may be waived for the licensee by the Local Liquor Control Commissioner.
      4.   No package sales shall be permitted under this license. The sale of beer, wine, spirits or other alcoholic beverages (e.g., wine coolers, spirits, prepared mixed drinks, etc.) in kegs or pitchers is prohibited.
      5.   No billiard and/or pool tables or "mechanical/electrical amusement devices" as defined in section 3-4-2 of this Code shall be permitted on the licensed premises.
      6.   Patrons are prohibited from taking any opened alcoholic beverage outside of the premises, except for a recorked wine bottle that has been sealed in a carryout bag in accordance with State law 6 . (Ord. 09-2531, 3-23-2009)
      7.   The hours of operation regarding a Class H liquor license shall be as set forth in section 4-1-13, "Hours Of Operation", of this chapter. An initial applicant for or current holder of a Class H liquor license, in good standing, may apply for extended hours of operation as set forth in section 4-1-13, "Hours Of Operation", of this chapter, which shall be subject to approval by ordinance by a majority of the Board of Trustees and with the consent of the Local Liquor Control Commissioner after a meeting is conducted before the Local Liquor Control Commission on the matter. At least ten (10) calendar days prior to the Local Liquor Control Commission meeting date, a notice shall be mailed by the applicant via first class United States mail, regular delivery, in envelopes addressed to those persons and their property addresses contained in the Village's water billing account information who are located within two hundred fifty feet (250') of the outdoor liquor cafe. The notice shall contain the date, time and place of the Local Liquor Control Commission meeting and a brief description of the application and request for extended hours. A copy of the agenda for the Local Liquor Control Commission meeting shall be a sufficient notice. An affidavit that attests to the completion of the mailing of the notice shall be filed by the applicant with the Village Manager at or prior to the meeting. The annual renewal of any Class H liquor license and any such liquor license with extended hours of operation shall be subject to the approval by the Local Liquor Control Commissioner. Where there have been one or more written complaints filed with the Local Liquor Control Commissioner during the current license year in regard to the operation of the outdoor liquor cafe, the annual renewal shall be subject to the approval of a majority of the Board of Trustees and the consent of the Local Liquor Control Commissioner. No additional license fee beyond payment of the Class H annual license fee shall be paid for extended hours of operation. (Ord. 16-2850, 11-28-2016)
      8.   The licensee, each on site manager and all waitstaff shall take and successfully complete a Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training (BASSET) Program that has been certified by the State of Illinois and shall obtain from the Village a current copy of the liquor license ordinance. A copy of the BASSET course completion certificate(s) for each such person shall be made available at all times at the licensed premises for inspection by the Local Liquor Control Commissioner, or his or her designee. (Ord. 09-2531, 3-23-2009)
   I.   CLASS I LICENSE: Special Events On Property Owned Or Leased By A Not For Profit Organization: A Class I liquor license shall authorize the retail sale and dispensing of alcoholic liquor (beer, wine and spirits) for consumption on the licensed premises where sold at a special event that is conducted by or sponsored by a qualified educational, fraternal, political, civic, religious or other not for profit organization. For any such special event, the retail sale and dispensing of alcoholic liquor and the consumption of alcoholic liquor shall be allowed in an alcoholic beverage tent or alcoholic beverage sales/consumption area, subject to the approval of the President and Board of Trustees and the Local Liquor Control Commissioner. The applicant shall provide a diagram that proposes the size, internal setup and location of an alcoholic beverage tent or an alcoholic beverage sales/consumption area to be operated during the special event as part of its application. The size, internal setup and location of an alcoholic beverage tent or an alcoholic beverage sales/consumption area shall be approved by the Local Liquor Control Commissioner, in his or her sole discretion. A special event liquor license is not required for a private event on private property where the event is not open to the public and where there is no retail sale of alcoholic liquor. The payment of any type of charge, fee or requirement of a donation to attend a special event where any portion of the charge, fee or donation relates to the purchase of alcoholic liquor to be consumed by the attendee is a retail sale transaction and requires the issuance of a Class I liquor license.
A Class I liquor license, if approved, shall be subject to each of the appropriate conditions required by the President and Board of Trustees of the Village in an ordinance approving the creation and issuance of such a liquor license, the approval and issuance of the liquor license by the Local Liquor Control Commissioner and the following conditions:
      1.   Preapplication Review: In order to determine whether a Class I liquor license is required for a particular special event, prior to submitting an application, the prospective applicant may send a preapplication letter to the Local Liquor Control Commissioner requesting a determination of whether the proposed special event requires the issuance of a Class I liquor license. The preapplication letter shall contain sufficient facts regarding the special event that will allow the Local Liquor Control Commissioner to evaluate whether the special event will involve the retail sale of alcohol. The Local Liquor Control Commissioner may request additional information from the prospective applicant and may request a meeting with the applicant to discuss the matter in more detail or to inspect the proposed special event site. The Local Liquor Control Commissioner's determination relative to any special event shall be made on a case by case basis and shall be limited to that particular special event as described in the preapplication letter. A decision by the Local Liquor Control Commissioner that a Class I liquor license is required for a special event is not an approval of a Class I liquor license. The decision by the Local Liquor Control Commissioner that a liquor license is not required for a special event may be reviewed and changed in the future by the Local Liquor Control Commissioner, or his/her successor, based on facts that show the special event involves the retail sale of alcohol.
      2.   Consumption: Consumption of alcoholic liquor is restricted to the licensed premises.
      3.   Approval Of Location; Approved Containers: At indoor special events, alcoholic liquor may be sold and served in glass bottles, glassware or paper or plastic cups. At outdoor special events, alcoholic liquor shall be sold and served in paper or plastic cups at retail in an alcoholic beverage tent or alcoholic beverage sales/consumption area, the size, internal setup, fence requirements and location of which shall be subject to the approval of the Local Liquor Control Commissioner.
      4.   Security; Outdoor Alcoholic Beverage Tent: An outdoor alcoholic beverage tent or alcoholic beverage sales/consumption area shall have designated entrance and exit points for patrons and minors shall be prohibited from entering into the alcoholic beverage tent. During hours of operation, an outdoor alcoholic beverage tent or alcoholic beverage sales/consumption area shall have at least one person over the age of twenty one (21) posted at each designated entrance and exit point to check State or government issued identification of patrons.
      5.   Security; Alcoholic Beverage Sales/Consumption Area: If there is a dedicated alcoholic beverage sales/consumption area open to the general public, proper security measures, such as color coded wristbands, shall be used to designate minors and adults who enter the alcoholic beverage sales/consumption area.
      6.   Music: Amplified music or live music or other forms of music entertainment are not permitted at an outdoor special event, unless approved and regulated by the President and Board of Trustees of the Village of Western Springs in an ordinance approving the creation and issuance of such a liquor license and the approval by the Local Liquor Control Commissioner.
      7.   Package Sales Prohibited; No Pitchers: No package sales shall be permitted. The sale or giving away of alcoholic liquor in pitchers is prohibited.
      8.   Sales Limitation Per Person: No more than two (2) servings of alcoholic liquor shall be sold to any person during each retail sales transaction or dispensed to any person at one time.
      9.   Signage: The posting of advertising signs that relate to the sale of any type of alcoholic liquor shall be prohibited, except for signs, located within the alcoholic beverage tent or alcoholic beverage sales/consumption area and approved by the Local Liquor Control Commissioner, that identify the alcoholic liquor being offered for retail sale. (Ord. 10-2579, 4-26-2010)
      10.   Hours Of Operation: The hours of operation regarding a Class I liquor license shall be as set forth in section 4-1-13, "Hours Of Operation", of this chapter. (Ord. 11-2622, 3-28-2011)
      11.   BASSET Training: All persons who sell or serve alcoholic liquor or handle alcoholic liquor on the licensed premises shall take and successfully complete a Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training (BASSET) Program that has been certified by the State of Illinois. A copy of the BASSET course completion certificate(s) for each such person shall be made available at all times at the licensed premises for inspection by the Local Liquor Control Commissioner, or his or her designee.
      12.   Residency: At least one officer or member of the not for profit organization to which such license is issued must be a resident of the Village of Western Springs and must sign the local liquor license application.
      13.   Number Of Events: Subject to the approval of the President and Board of Trustees and the Local Liquor Control Commissioner, an applicant may be authorized to conduct more than one special event under the issuance of a single Class I liquor license in any one calendar year.
      14.   State And Village Licenses: Prior to conducting the special event, the holder of a Class I liquor license must provide to the Local Liquor Control Commissioner evidence of all required State and Village licenses, including a State special event liquor license or similar approval.
      15.   Duration Of Special Event License: A Class I liquor license shall be valid and in effect for a maximum of four (4) consecutive days. The number of days shall be subject to approval by the President and Board of Trustees of the Village of Western Springs as contained in the ordinances approving the creation and issuance of such a liquor license, and the further approval and issuance of the liquor license by the Local Liquor Control Commissioner.
      16.   Application Process: At least sixty (60) days prior to the special event date, the applicant shall file with the Village Manager a completed application, site plan or diagram, undergo fingerprinting and a background check conducted by the Western Springs Department of Law Enforcement Services, pay the nonrefundable application fee and provide a current price quote for the insurance coverage as required by sections 4-1-11, 4-1-16, 4-1-18 and 4-1-20 of this chapter. Payment of the liquor license fee, delivery of the final certificate of insurance to the Village Manager and satisfying each precondition set forth in the ordinance that creates a liquor license for the applicant must be completed prior to the issuance of the liquor license. This sixty (60) day prefiling requirement is effective January 1, 2011.
      17.   Compliance With Other Laws: The operation of the special event shall comply with State and Village Fire and Health Code regulations, accessibility laws and regulations and all other applicable provisions of Federal, State or County law and this Code.
      18.   Revocation: A Class I liquor license issued to an applicant for one or more special events in a calendar year may be revoked by action of the Village Board at any time with thirty (30) days' written notice or immediately by the Local Liquor Control Commissioner in the event of a violation of the liquor control ordinance or any of the provisions of the ordinance creating the liquor license for issuance to the applicant.
      19.   Charges For Additional Municipal Services: The Village reserves the right to charge the applicant for special Municipal services, such as police, fire and public works personnel and services, that are necessary to protect the health, welfare and safety of the public and those individuals who attend the special event. (Ord. 10-2579, 4-26-2010)
      20.   Notification Of Application: After filing of an application for a Class I liquor license and receiving a Local Liquor Control Commission meeting date from the Village, the applicant will send written notice by first class United States mail of the Local Liquor Control Commission meeting to be held to consider the application to those property addresses located within one hundred feet (100') of the location of the proposed special event. The notice shall contain the date, time and place of the Local Liquor Control Commission meeting and a brief description of the application. A copy of the agenda for the Local Liquor Control Commission meeting shall be a sufficient notice. At least ten (10) calendar days prior to the meeting date, the notices shall be mailed in envelopes addressed to those persons and their property addresses contained in the Village's water billing account information who are located within one hundred feet (100') of the proposed special event location. An affidavit that attests to the completion of the mailing of the notice shall be filed by the applicant with the Village Manager at or prior to the meeting. (Ord. 17-2875, 3-27-2017)
   J.   CLASS J LICENSE: Special Events Only On Village Owned Property (Beer, Wine And Specialty Drinks Only): A Class J liquor license shall authorize the retail sale and dispensing of beer, wine and specialty drinks only for consumption on the licensed premises where sold at a special event that is open to the public and conducted by or sponsored by the Village of Western Springs or by qualified educational, fraternal, political, civic, religious, charitable or other not for profit organization in conjunction with the Village of Western Springs on Village owned property or by for profit local businesses in conjunction with the Village on Village owned property. Multiple not for profit organizations or for profit local businesses may apply for a single special event liquor license to conduct a special event with the Village. For any such special event, the retail sale and dispensing of beer, wine or specialty drinks shall be allowed in an alcoholic beverage tent or in individual retail sales/tasting booths operated by the not for profit organizations or for profit local businesses that apply for the Class J liquor license or within an alcoholic beverage sales/consumption area, subject to the approval of the President and Board of Trustees and the Local Liquor Control Commissioner. The consumption of beer, wine and specialty drinks shall occur within the alcoholic beverage sales/consumption area as approved by the President and Board of Trustees and the Local Liquor Control Commissioner. The applicant(s) shall provide a diagram that proposes the size, internal setup and location of the alcoholic beverage tent or the individual retail sales/tasting booths and the alcoholic beverage sales/consumption area to be operated during the special event as part of its application. The size, internal setup and location of the alcoholic beverage tent or the individual retail sales/tasting booths and the alcoholic beverage sales/consumption area shall be approved by the Local Liquor Control Commissioner, in his or her sole discretion. For the purposes of this Section, specialty drinks shall mean drinks which contain spirits and are available for sale as part of a special event on Village owned property (for example, margaritas served as part of a cantina night event).
A Class J liquor license, if approved, shall be subject to each of the appropriate conditions required by the President and Board of Trustees of the Village of Western Springs in an ordinance approving the creation and issuance of such a liquor license, the approval and issuance of the liquor license by the Local Liquor Control Commissioner and the following conditions:
      1.   Preapplication Review: In order to determine whether a Class J liquor license is required for a particular special event, prior to submitting an application, the prospective applicant may send a preapplication letter to the Local Liquor Control Commissioner requesting a determination of whether the proposed special event requires the issuance of a Class J liquor license. The preapplication letter shall contain sufficient facts regarding the special event that will allow the Local Liquor Control Commissioner to evaluate whether the special event will involve the retail sale of alcohol. The Local Liquor Control Commissioner may request additional information from the prospective applicant and may request a meeting with the applicant to discuss the matter in more detail or to inspect the proposed special event site. The Local Liquor Control Commissioner's determination relative to any special event shall be made on a case by case basis and shall be limited to that particular special event as described in the preapplication letter. A decision by the Local Liquor Control Commissioner that a Class J liquor license is required for a special event is not an approval of a Class J liquor license. The decision by the Local Liquor Control Commissioner that a liquor license is not required for a special event may be reviewed and changed in the future by the Local Liquor Control Commissioner, or his/her successor, based on facts that show the special event involves the retail sale of alcohol.
      2.   Consumption: Consumption of beer, wine and specialty drinks is restricted to the licensed premises; the sale or giving away or consumption of all other types of alcoholic liquor beverages shall be prohibited.
      3.   Approval Of Location; Approved Containers: Beer, wine and specialty drinks shall be sold and served in paper or plastic cups at retail in an alcoholic beverage tent, individual retail sales/tasting booths or an alcoholic beverage sales/consumption area, the size, internal setup, fence requirements and location of which shall be subject to the approval of the Local Liquor Control Commissioner.
      4.   Security; Outdoor Alcoholic Beverage Tent: An outdoor alcoholic beverage tent shall have designated entrance and exit points for patrons and minors shall be prohibited from entering into the alcoholic beverage tent. During hours of operation, an outdoor alcoholic beverage tent shall have at least one person over the age of twenty one (21) posted at each designated entrance and exit point to check State or government issued identification of patrons.
      5.   Security; Alcoholic Beverage Sales/Consumption Area: If there is a dedicated alcoholic beverage sales/consumption area open to the general public that contains an alcoholic beverage tent or individual retail sales/tasting booths, proper security measures, such as color coded wristbands, shall be used to designate minors and adults who enter the alcoholic beverage sales/consumption area.
      6.   Music: Amplified music or live music or other forms of music entertainment are not permitted at an outdoor special event, unless approved and regulated by the President and Board of Trustees of the Village of Western Springs in an ordinance approving the creation and issuance of such a liquor license and the approval by the Local Liquor Control Commissioner.
      7.   Package Sales Prohibited; No Pitchers: No package sales shall be permitted. The sale or giving away of alcoholic beverages in pitchers is prohibited.
      8.   Sales Limitation Per Person: No more than two (2) servings of beer, wine or specialty drinks shall be sold to any person during each retail sales transaction or dispensed to any person at one time.
      9.   Signage: The posting of advertising signs that relate to the sale of beer, wine or other alcoholic liquor shall be prohibited, except for signs, located within the alcoholic beverage tent or alcoholic beverage sales/consumption area and approved by the Local Liquor Control Commissioner, that identify the beer, wine and specialty drinks being offered for retail sale. (Ord. 10-2580, 4-26-2010)
      10.   Hours Of Operation: The hours of operation regarding a Class J liquor license shall be as set forth in section 4-1-13, "Hours Of Operation", of this chapter. (Ord. 11-2622, 3-28-2011)
      11.   BASSET Training: All persons who sell or serve beer, wine or specialty drinks or handle beer, wine or specialty drinks on the licensed premises shall take and successfully complete a Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training (BASSET) Program that has been certified by the State of Illinois. A copy of the BASSET course completion certificate(s) for each such person shall be made available at all times at the licensed premises for inspection by the Local Liquor Control Commissioner, or his or her designee.
      12.   Number Of Events: Subject to the approval of the President and Board of Trustees and the Local Liquor Control Commissioner, an applicant may be authorized to conduct more than one special event under the issuance of a single Class J liquor license in any one calendar year.
      13.   State And Village Licenses: Prior to conducting the special event, the holder of a Class J liquor license must provide to the Local Liquor Control Commissioner evidence of all required State licenses, including a State special event liquor license or similar approval. Where multiple not for profit organizations or for profit local businesses apply for a single special event liquor license to conduct a special event with the Village, each not for profit organization or for profit local business shall file its own liquor license application and provide satisfactory proof that it complies with the eligibility requirements of this Code to possess a Village liquor license and must obtain all other required Village and State licenses, including a State special event liquor license or similar approval. Where a Class J liquor license is approved for multiple not for profit organizations or for profit local businesses to conduct a special event with the Village, the Class J liquor license shall list each of the approved not for profit organizations or for profit local businesses who are authorized to sell or offer for sale beer, wine and specialty drinks during the special event.
      14.   Duration Of Special Event License: A Class J liquor license shall be valid and in effect for a maximum of four (4) consecutive days. The number of days shall be subject to approval by the President and Board of Trustees of the Village of Western Springs as contained in the ordinances approving the creation and issuance of such a liquor license, and the further approval and issuance of the liquor license by the Local Liquor Control Commissioner.
      15.   Application Process: At least sixty (60) days prior to the special event date, the applicant shall file with the Village Manager a completed application, site plan or diagram, undergo fingerprinting and a background check conducted by the Western Springs Department of Law Enforcement Services, pay the nonrefundable application fee and provide a current price quote for the required insurance coverage as required by sections 4-1-11, 4-1-16, 4-1-18 and 4-1-20 of this chapter. Payment of the liquor license fee, delivery of the final certificate of insurance to the Village Manager and satisfying each precondition set forth in the ordinance that creates a liquor license for the applicant must be completed prior to the issuance of the liquor license. For applicants that already hold a current Village liquor license and are in good standing, fingerprinting and a background check may be waived by the Local Liquor Control Commissioner.
      16.   Compliance With Other Laws: The operation of the special event shall comply with State and Village Fire and Health Code regulations, accessibility laws and regulations and all other applicable provisions of Federal, State or County law and this Code.
      17.   License And Indemnification Agreement: To be eligible to conduct a special event on the Village's land or public right- of-way, the applicant must enter into a license agreement with the Village. The Village's license agreement requires the applicant to agree to hold harmless and indemnification provisions, and submit to the Village evidence of general liability insurance that names the Village and its appointed and elected officials, employees, agents, attorneys, engineers and volunteers (Village affiliates) as named additional insureds and insuring the Village and its affiliates against any liability resulting from the use of the Village's land or public right-of-way. Minimum coverage shall be two million dollars ($2,000,000.00) per occurrence for general liability insurance and the policy shall have no less than an A rating by the most recent "A.M. Best Insurance Rating Guide".
      18.   Revocation: A Class J liquor license issued to an applicant for one or more special events in a calendar year may be revoked by action of the Village Board at any time with thirty (30) days' written notice or immediately by the Local Liquor Control Commissioner in the event of a violation of the liquor control ordinance or any of the provisions of the ordinance creating the liquor license for issuance to the applicant.
      19.   Charges For Additional Municipal Services: The Village reserves the right to charge the applicant for special Municipal services, such as police, fire and public works personnel and services, that are necessary to protect the health, welfare and safety of the public and those individuals who attend the special event. (Ord. 10-2580, 4-26-2010)
      20.   Notification Of Application: After filing an application for a Class J liquor license and receiving a Local Liquor Control Commission meeting date from the Village, the applicant will send written notice by first class United States mail of the Local Liquor Control Commission meeting to be held to consider the application to those property addresses located within one hundred feet (100') of the location of the proposed special event. The notice shall contain the date, time and place of the Local Liquor Control Commission meeting and a brief description of the application. A copy of the agenda for the Local Liquor Control Commission meeting shall be a sufficient notice. At least ten (10) calendar days prior to the meeting date, the notices shall be mailed in envelopes addressed to those persons and their property addresses contained in the Village's water billing account information who are located within one hundred feet (100') of the proposed special event location. An affidavit that attests to the completion of the mailing of the notice shall be filed by the applicant with the Village Manager at or prior to the meeting. The applicant, for renewal of a special event liquor license, is required to prepare, send out and comply with the notice, mailing and affidavit requirements set forth above, unless the Local Liquor Control Commissioner decides that the only consideration of the application will be before the Village Board; in such case, the notice shall contain the date, time and place of the Village Board meeting and a brief description of the application. (Ord. 17-2875, 3-27-2017; amd. Ord. 20-2997, 2-24-2020)
   K.   CLASS K LICENSE: BYOB - Corkage License (Beer And Wine Only): A Class K liquor license shall authorize restaurants that do not sell alcoholic beverages to permit consumption of beer or wine only brought onto the premises of a restaurant by an adult patron for personal consumption, including consumption by their adult dining guest(s), while the patron and dining guest(s) are being served a complete meal in the restaurant, subject to all of the following conditions and such other appropriate conditions required by the Local Liquor Control Commissioner and the President and Board of Trustees of the Village in an ordinance approving the creation and issuance of such a liquor license:
      1.   Consumption of beer and wine is restricted to the licensed premises. If the restaurant maintains a Village issued outdoor cafe permit, then the licensed premises may include the outdoor cafe dining area as well as the dining area of the restaurant, subject to the approval of the Local Liquor Control Commissioner and the Village Board.
      2.   The restaurant may charge a corkage fee to the patron.
      3.   The sale of beer, wine, spirits and all other types of alcoholic liquor beverages to patrons of the licensed premises shall be prohibited.
      4.   No package sales shall be permitted under this license. The sale of beer, wine, spirits or other alcoholic beverages (e.g., wine coolers, spirits, prepared mixed drinks, etc.) in single cans or bottles, kegs or pitchers or any other form is prohibited.
      5.   No billiard and/or pool tables or any other "mechanical/electrical amusement device", as defined and regulated in section 3-4-2 of this Code, shall be permitted on the licensed premises, except internet music stations, jukeboxes and video game devices/machines shall be permitted provided the licensee complies with the Village mechanical/electrical amusement device licensing requirements. Video gaming terminals, as regulated by the Illinois Video Gaming Act 7 , are prohibited on the licensed premises.
      6.   The licensee, on site manager(s) or its BASSET trained waitstaff shall be responsible for opening the beer or wine bottles or containers brought into licensed premises by the patrons and may provide glasses to the patrons as part of the service of the beer or wine to its patrons.
      7.   Patrons are prohibited from taking any opened alcoholic beverage outside of the premises, except for a recorked wine bottle that has been sealed in a carry out bag in accordance with State law 8
      8.   The hours of operation regarding a Class K liquor license shall be as set forth in section 4-1-13, "Hours Of Operation", of this chapter.
      9.   The licensee, on site manager(s) and all waitstaff shall take and successfully complete a Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training (BASSET) Program that has been certified by the State of Illinois and shall obtain from the Village a current copy of the liquor license ordinance. A copy of the BASSET course completion certificate(s) for each such person shall be made available at all times at the licensed premises for inspection by the Local Liquor Commissioner, or his or her designee. (Ord. 17-2905, 11-27-2017)
   L.   CLASS L LICENSE: Limited Special Event License; Tastings Of Beer And Wine And Beer And Wine Package Sales Only: A Class L liquor license is available only to current Village liquor license holders, in good standing, and shall authorize tastings of beer and wine in limited quantities and the retail package sales of beer and wine at a community festival or special event that is open to the public and conducted by or sponsored by the Village of Western Springs or by qualified educational, fraternal, political, civic, religious, charitable or other not for profit organizations in conjunction with the Village of Western Springs on Village owned property or by for profit local businesses in conjunction with the Village on Village owned property. There shall be no retail sales of beer or wine by the glass for consumption on the licensed premises. The tastings and retail package sales of beer and wine shall occur within the alcoholic beverage sales/consumption area as approved by the President and Board of Trustees and the Local Liquor Control Commissioner. The applicant(s) shall provide a diagram that proposes the size, internal setup and location of the alcoholic beverage tent or the individual retail sales/tasting booth(s) and the alcoholic beverage sales/consumption area to be operated during the special event as part of its application. The size, internal setup and location of the alcoholic beverage tent or the individual retail sales/tasting booth(s) and the alcoholic beverage sales/consumption area shall be approved by the Local Liquor Control Commissioner, in his or her sole discretion.
A Class L liquor license, if approved, shall be subject to each of the appropriate conditions required by the President and Board of Trustees of the Village of Western Springs in an ordinance approving the creation and issuance of such a liquor license, the approval and issuance of the liquor license by the Local Liquor Control Commissioner and the following conditions as applicable:
      1.   Preapplication Review: In order to determine whether a Class L liquor license is required for a particular special event, prior to submitting an application, the prospective applicant may send a preapplication letter to the Local Liquor Control Commissioner requesting a determination of whether the proposed special event requires the issuance of a Class L liquor license. The preapplication letter shall contain sufficient facts regarding the special event that will allow the Local Liquor Control Commissioner to evaluate whether the special event will involve the retail sale of alcohol. The Local Liquor Control Commissioner may request additional information from the prospective applicant and may request a meeting with the applicant to discuss the matter in more detail or to inspect the proposed special event site. The Local Liquor Control Commissioner's determination relative to any special event shall be made on a case by case basis and shall be limited to that particular special event as described in the preapplication letter. A decision by the Local Liquor Control Commissioner that a Class L liquor license is required for a special event is not an approval of a Class L liquor license. The decision by the Local Liquor Control Commissioner that a liquor license is not required for a special event may be reviewed and changed in the future by the Local Liquor Control Commissioner, or his/her successor, based on new facts.
      2.   Consumption At Tastings; Package Sales: Consumption of beer and wine during a tasting event is restricted to the licensed premises; retail sale or give away of beer or wine in amounts greater than prescribed below is prohibited. The retail sale or giving away or consumption of all other types of alcoholic liquor beverages is prohibited. Any current Village liquor license holder, who is allowed under its license to sell and serve beer and wine to patrons for on premises consumption, shall be allowed to conduct tastings. Package sales of beer and wine shall be allowed by only current Village liquor license holders who hold a package sales liquor license. Package sales shall be allowed only in original packaging, except that mixing of beer brands for sale in 6-packs, 12-packs or cases is allowed. There shall be no sales of single beer bottles or cans.
      3.   Approval Of Location; Approved Containers: Beer and wine shall be served in paper or plastic cups. Individual serving size for beer shall not exceed two (2) ounces and for wine shall not exceed one ounce.
      4.   Security: During hours of operation, a liquor license holder shall have at least one person over the age of twenty one (21) present on the licensed premises who shall check State or government issued identification of each person participating in any tasting or purchasing beer or wine.
      5.   Security; Alcoholic Beverage Sales/Consumption Area: If there is a dedicated alcoholic beverage sales/consumption area open to the general public, proper security measures, such as color coded wristbands, shall be used to designate minors and adults who enter the alcoholic beverage sales/consumption area.
      6.   Signage: The posting of advertising signs that relate to the sale of beer, wine or other alcoholic liquor shall be prohibited, except for signs, located within the alcoholic beverage tent or alcoholic beverage sales/consumption area and approved by the Local Liquor Control Commissioner, that identify the beer and wine being offered for tastings or retail package sale.
      7.   Hours Of Operation: Tastings and package sales may be conducted subject to the hour limitations set forth in section 4-1-13, "Hours Of Operation", of this chapter, which may be further restricted by ordinance for any liquor licensee in the discretion of the President and Board of Trustees of the Village of Western Springs.
      8.   BASSET Training: All persons who sell or serve beer or wine or handle beer or wine on the licensed premises shall take and successfully complete a Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training (BASSET) Program that has been certified by the State of Illinois. A copy of the BASSET course completion certificate(s) for each such person shall be made available at all times at the licensed premises for inspection by the Local Liquor Control Commissioner, or his or her designee.
      9.   State And Village Licenses: Prior to operating at the special event, the holder of a Class L liquor license must provide to the Local Liquor Control Commissioner evidence of all required Village and State licenses, including a State special event liquor license or similar approval if applicable.
      10.   Duration Of Special Event License: A Class L liquor license shall be valid and in effect for the period of time approved by the President and Board of Trustees of the Village of Western Springs as stated in the ordinance approving the creation and issuance of such a liquor license.
      11.   Application Process: At least sixty (60) days prior to the special event date, the applicant shall file with the Village Manager a completed application, site plan or diagram, pay the license fee and provide a current price quote for the required insurance coverage as required by sections 4-1-11, 4-1-16, 4-1-18 and 4-1-20 of this chapter. Payment of the liquor license fee, delivery of the final certificate of insurance to the Village Manager and satisfying each precondition set forth in the ordinance that creates a liquor license for the applicant must be completed prior to the issuance of the liquor license. Since applicants already hold a current Village liquor license and are in good standing, fingerprinting and a background check will be waived.
      12.   Compliance With Other Laws: The operation of the special event shall comply with State and Village Fire and Health Code regulations, accessibility laws and regulations, and all other applicable provisions of Federal, State or County laws and this Code.
      13.   License And Indemnification Agreement: To be eligible to conduct a special event on the Village's land or public right- of-way, the applicant must enter into a license agreement with the Village. The Village's license agreement requires the applicant to agree to hold harmless and indemnification provisions, and submit to the Village evidence of general liability insurance that names the Village and its appointed and elected officials, employees, agents, attorneys, engineers and volunteers (Village affiliates) as named additional insureds and insuring the Village and its affiliates against any liability resulting from the use of the Village's land or public right-of-way. Minimum coverage shall be two million dollars ($2,000,000.00) per occurrence for general liability insurance and the policy shall have no less than an A rating by the most recent "A.M. Best Insurance Rating Guide".
      14.   Revocation: A Class L liquor license issued to an applicant for one or more special events in a calendar year may be revoked by action of the Village Board at any time with thirty (30) days' written notice or immediately by the Local Liquor Control Commissioner in the event of a violation of the liquor control ordinance or any of the provisions of the ordinance creating the liquor license for issuance to the applicant.
      15.   Charges For Additional Municipal Services: The Village reserves the right to charge the applicant for special Municipal services, such as police, fire, emergency medical services, and public works personnel and services that are necessary to protect the health, welfare and safety of the public and those individuals who attend the special event. (Ord. 12-2682, 6-11-2012)
      16.   Notification Of Application: After filing an application for a Class L liquor license and receiving a Local Liquor Control Commission meeting date from the Village, the applicant will send written notice by first class United States mail of the Local Liquor Control Commission meeting to be held to consider the application to those property addresses located within one hundred feet (100') of the location of the proposed special event. The notice shall contain the date, time and place of the Local Liquor Control Commission meeting and a brief description of the application. A copy of the agenda for the Local Liquor Control Commission meeting shall be a sufficient notice. At least ten (10) calendar days prior to the meeting date, the notices shall be mailed in envelopes addressed to those persons and their property addresses contained in the Village's water billing account information who are located within one hundred feet (100') of the proposed special event location. An affidavit that attests to the completion of the mailing of the notice shall be filed by the applicant with the Village Manager at or prior to the meeting. The applicant, for renewal of a special event liquor license, is required to prepare, send out and comply with the notice, mailing and affidavit requirements set forth above, unless the Local Liquor Control Commissioner decides that the only consideration of the application will be before the Village Board; in such case, the notice shall contain the date, time and place of the Village Board meeting and a brief description of the application. (Ord. 17-2875, 3-27-2017)
   M.   CLASS M LICENSE: Theater License; Beer, Wine And Specialty Drinks Only: A Class M liquor license shall authorize the retail sale and consumption of beer, wine and specialty drinks only within the licensed premises for which the principal use of the premises is a live theatrical or stage performance theater. The licensed premises may include a patio area or lawn area that is adjacent to the principal structure on the same lot. The sale of alcoholic liquor shall be in individual servings only for immediate consumption within the licensed premises. For the purposes of this Section, specialty drinks shall mean drinks which contain spirits and are available for sale as part of a special event or live theatrical or stage performance (for example, margaritas served as part of a cantina night event).
A Class M liquor license shall be subject to all of the following conditions and such other appropriate conditions required by the President and Board of Trustees of the Village in an ordinance approving the creation and issuance of such a liquor license:
      1.   Theater Event With Alcohol Service And Consumption; Notice: At least ten (10) days prior to any event held by the liquor licensee where alcohol will be served and consumed, the liquor licensee shall provide the Department of Law Enforcement Services with information about the event, including the date, time, location and parameters of the area where alcohol will be served and consumed (referred to as the "licensed premises").
      2.   Consumption Restricted To Premises: Consumption of beer, wine and specialty drinks is restricted to the licensed premises. The sale or service of beer, wine and specialty drinks shall be from either a service bar or a patron bar. The patron bar shall not have seats or stools for patrons at which to sit.
      3.   Pitchers Prohibited: Beer, wine , and specialty drinks shall not be sold in pitchers.
      4.   Package Sales Prohibited: No package sales shall be permitted. The sale of kegs or other alcoholic beverages (e.g., wine coolers, spirits, prepared mixed drinks, etc.) is prohibited.
      5.   Open Beverages Outside The Premises Prohibited: Patrons are prohibited from taking any opened alcoholic beverage outside of the licensed premises.
      6.   Advertising: There shall be no banners, posters, signs, or advertising of any kind posted or maintained in any of the exterior windows of or on the exterior of the theater building that: a) advertise, relate to or depict any alcoholic liquor or manufacturer, distributor, brand, slogan or logo (including the generic term "liquor"); or b) announce, advertise, depict or relate to any alcoholic liquor sale; except that the theater may mention in its brochures, menus or other media based advertising the availability of beer, wine and specialty drinks and the theater may post such a brochure or menu in a decorative posting box (not to exceed 12 square feet in size) affixed to the exterior of the building located adjacent to the entrance door.
      7.   Hours Of Operation: The hours of operation regarding a class M liquor license shall be as set forth in section 4-1-13, "Hours Of Operation", of this chapter.
      8.   BASSET Training: The licensee, on site manager(s), volunteers and all waitstaff shall take and successfully complete a beverage alcohol sellers and servers education and training (BASSET) program that has been certified by the state of Illinois and shall obtain from the village a current copy of the liquor license ordinance. A copy of the BASSET course completion certificate(s) for each such person shall be made available at all times at the licensed premises for inspection by the local liquor commissioner, or his or her designee.
      9.   Events Oriented For Children: No sale of beer, wine and specialty drinks is permitted during any theater events primarily oriented for children.
      10.   Insurance: The liquor licensee shall furnish the village with a certificate or certificates of insurance establishing a minimum of a one million dollar ($1,000,000.00) policy limit for both general liability and dramshop coverage. The village shall be named as an additional party insured on said certificate(s).
      11.   State Liquor License: The applicant shall be required to obtain a valid state liquor license that relates to this class M liquor license.
      12.   Sales Or Service Limitation Per Person: No more than two (2) servings of alcoholic liquor shall be sold to any person during each retail sales transaction or dispensed to any person at one time.
      13.   Outdoor Alcohol Consumption Area; Notice: At least ten (10) days prior to any event held by the liquor licensee where alcohol will be served and consumed, the liquor licensee shall provide the department of law enforcement services with information about the event and the licensed premises, including the date, time, location and parameters of the area where alcohol will be served and consumed.
      14.   Outdoor Alcohol Consumption Area; Security: Any outdoor area where alcoholic liquor is served and consumed shall be part of the licensed premises and shall have designated entrance and exit points for patrons, and minors shall be prohibited from entering into this area, unless accompanied by an adult. During hours of operation, such an outdoor area shall have at least one person over the age of twenty one (21) posted at each designated entrance and exit point to check state or government issued identification of patrons.
      15.   Compliance With Other Laws: The liquor licensee shall comply with state and village fire and health code regulations, accessibility laws and regulations, and all other applicable provisions of federal, state or county laws and this code.
      16.   Revocation: A class M liquor license may be revoked by action of the village board at any time with thirty (30) days' written notice or immediately by the local liquor control commissioner in the event of a violation of the liquor control ordinance or any of the provisions of the ordinance creating the liquor license for issuance to the applicant.
      17.   Charges For Additional Municipal Services: The village reserves the right to charge the liquor licensee for special municipal services, such as police, fire and public works personnel and services, that are necessary to protect the health, welfare and safety of the public and those individuals who attend any events at the licensed premises. (Ord. 14-2755, 5-19-2014; amd. Ord. 20-2997, 2-24-2020)
   N.   CLASS N LICENSE: Caterer's License: It shall be unlawful for any caterer to sell, offer for sale, or provide any alcoholic liquor within the village corporate limits, unless such caterer has a current, valid caterer's liquor license. A class N license permits the retail sale of alcoholic liquor only in conjunction with the service of food. The sale of alcoholic liquor shall be in individual servings only for immediate consumption within the licensed premises owned by someone other than the licensee, provided that the licensee has been hired to serve food to a group of people attending the catered event by invitation or by ticket. The sale or service of alcoholic liquor shall be from either a service bar or a patron bar. The patron bar shall not have seats or stools for patrons at which to sit.
A class N liquor license shall be subject to all of the following conditions and such other appropriate conditions required by the president and board of trustees of the village in an ordinance approving the creation and issuance of such a liquor license:
      1.   Catered Event With Alcohol Service And Consumption; Notice: At least ten (10) days prior to any event held by the liquor licensee within the village, the liquor licensee shall provide the department of law enforcement services with information about the event, including the date, time, location and parameters of the area where alcohol will be served and consumed (referred to as the "licensed premises").
      2.   Consumption Restricted To Premises: Consumption of alcoholic liquor is restricted to the licensed premises.
      3.   Package Sales: Package sales are allowed by the liquor licensee during a catered event (e.g., wine tasting with food service), but only if the liquor licensee also holds a class G (fine wine, premium spirits, premium beer and gourmet food store license; premium spirits, premium beer and wine only) liquor license or another village liquor license that allows package sales. For all orders and sales of package liquor that originate or are processed at a catered event within the village, the location of the "sale at retail" for purposes of payment of all applicable retail and occupation sales taxes (e.g., Illinois Retailers' Occupation Tax Act 9 ) shall be the Village of Western Springs.
      4.   Kegs Or Pitchers Prohibited: The sale of beer, wine, spirits or other alcoholic beverages (e.g., wine coolers, spirits, prepared mixed drinks, etc.) in kegs or pitchers is prohibited.
      5.   Open Beverages Outside The Premises Prohibited: Patrons are prohibited from taking any opened alcoholic beverage outside of the licensed premises.
      6.   Hours Of Operation: The hours of operation regarding a Class N liquor license shall be as set forth in section 4-1-13, "Hours Of Operation", of this chapter.
      7.   BASSET Training: All persons who sell or serve alcoholic liquor or handle alcoholic liquor on the licensed premises shall take and successfully complete a Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training (BASSET) Program that has been certified by the State of Illinois. A copy of the BASSET course completion certificate(s) for each such person shall be made available at all times at the licensed premises for inspection by the Local Liquor Control Commissioner, or his or her designee.
      8.   Sales Or Service Limitation Per Person: No more than two (2) servings of alcoholic liquor shall be sold to any person during each retail sales transaction or dispensed to any person at one time.
      9.   Outdoor Alcohol Consumption Area; Notice: At least ten (10) days prior to any event held by the liquor licensee where alcohol will be served and consumed, the liquor licensee shall provide the Department of Law Enforcement Services with information about the event and the licensed premises, including the date, time, location and parameters of the area where alcohol will be served and consumed.
      10.   Security; Outdoor Alcohol Consumption Area: Any outdoor catered event area where alcoholic liquor is served and consumed shall be part of the licensed premises and shall have designated entrance and exit points for patrons, and minors shall be prohibited from entering into this area, unless accompanied by an adult. During hours of operation, such an outdoor catered event area shall have at least one person over the age of twenty one (21) posted at each designated entrance and exit point to check State or government issued identification of patrons.
      11.   Compliance With Other Laws: The liquor licensee shall comply with State and Village Fire and Health Code regulations, accessibility laws and regulations, and all other applicable provisions of Federal, State or County law and this Code.
      12.   Insurance: The liquor licensee shall furnish the Village with a certificate or certificates of insurance establishing a minimum of a one million dollar ($1,000,000.00) policy limit for both general liability and dramshop coverage. The Village shall be named as an additional party insured on said certificate(s).
      13.   State Liquor License: The applicant shall be required to obtain a valid State liquor license that relates to this Class N liquor license.
      14.   Compliance With Other Regulations: The operation of the catered event shall comply with State and Village Fire and Health Code regulations, accessibility laws and regulations, and all other applicable provisions of Federal, State or County laws and this Code.
      15.   Revocation: A Class N liquor license may be revoked by action of the Village Board at any time with thirty (30) days' written notice or immediately by the Local Liquor Control Commissioner in the event of a violation of the liquor control ordinance or any of the provisions of the ordinance creating the liquor license for issuance to the applicant.
      16.   Charges For Additional Municipal Services: The Village reserves the right to charge the liquor licensee for special Municipal services, such as police, fire and public works personnel and services, that are necessary to protect the health, welfare and safety of the public and those individuals who attend any events at the licensed premises. (Ord. 14-2756, 5-19-2014)
   O.   CLASS O LICENSE: Craft Beer, Wine, And Spirits Establishment License (On-Site Consumption And Packaged Sales): A Class O liquor license shall authorize the storage and retail sale of craft spirits, craft beer, domestic beer and wine (including cider, mead and other similar beverages) in their original containers or half (1/2) or full growlers/howlers, and the retail sale, service and on-site consumption of craft beer, wine and craft spirits or tastings of craft beer, wine and craft spirits in limited quantities as part of a promotional retail sale offered by or sponsored by the licensee during the authorized hours of operation. Single bottles or cans may also be sold for on-site consumption only. The licensee may also conduct tasting sessions at preregistered events or classes when the store is closed to the general public. Tastings, including the preregistered events or classes, shall be conducted only in the same room, and same area, as the display of craft beer, wine and craft spirits and shall occur only during the authorized hours of operation.
   For purposes of this Class O liquor license, "Craft Beer, Wine, and Spirits Establishment License (on-site consumption and packaged sales)" is defined as any public place kept, used, maintained, advertised, and held out to the public as a place that offers craft spirits, wine and craft beer for retail, packaged sale and on-site consumption. A "craft beer" includes microbrewed beer brands, microbrew styled beer brands and imported beer brands, but shall not include mass produced domestic beer brands. "Craft spirits" means any spirit that has a retail cost of not less than twenty dollars ($20.00) per bottle. "Mass produced, domestic beer" means beer brands that are brewed in the United States and available nationwide and are not marketed as craft beer. Any retail establishments, including, but not limited to, any establishment commonly understood to be a pharmacy, or a pantry, or a convenience food mart, or any establishment also in the business of selling gasoline, engaged principally in the sale of canned goods; dry goods such as tea, sugar, flour, cereals, and the like; beverages, such as milk, juices, soda pop and water; fresh fruits and vegetables; fresh and prepared meats, fish, poultry; and typical household goods are not eligible for a Class O liquor license.
   A Class O liquor license shall be subject to all of the following conditions and such other appropriate conditions required by the President and Board of Trustees of the Village in an ordinance approving the creation and issuance of such a liquor license:
      1.   Container And Package Specifications: The sale of kegs and single cans or bottles or other containers of beer, wine or other alcoholic beverages (for example, wine coolers, prepared mixed alcoholic beverages, and the like) for off-site consumption is prohibited, except as allowed in this subsection. The sale of single cans or bottles or other containers of craft beer or wine or craft spirits in glass, metal or protective corrugated fiberboard box containers that are at least three hundred seventy five milliliters (375 mL) in size is allowed. The sale of any alcoholic liquor packaged for sale in smaller than customary containers (for example, "airline bottles", flasks, and the like) is prohibited. The sale of single cans or bottles or other containers of craft beer or wine or craft spirits or other alcoholic beverages (for example, wine coolers, prepared mixed alcoholic beverages, and the like) in glass, metal or protective corrugated fiberboard box containers that are at least three hundred fifty milliliters (350 mL) in size, but less than three hundred seventy five milliliters (375 mL) in size, is allowed, but only in pre-packaged four (4) packs, six (6) packs or twelve (12) packs or the licensee may allow customers to mix alcoholic beverage brands that are at least three hundred fifty milliliters (350 mL) in size to create their own four (4) packs or six (6) packs for off-site consumption only. Mass produced, domestic beer shall be available for retail package sales only, shall be located in the coolers in six (6) pack or twelve (12) pack containers only and shall not occupy more than ten (10%) percent of the cooler space allocated for retail beer sales. In the event the size of the container of alcoholic liquor is questioned, the Local Liquor Commissioner, in his or her discretion, based on the totality of the circumstances, shall determine whether the container meets the standards set forth in this subsection.
      2.   Service Counter Or Patron Bar: A service counter or patron bar shall be allowed for purposes of retail sale, service and on-site consumption of craft beer, wine and craft spirits or the conducting tastings of craft beer, wine or craft spirits as defined in subsection G3 of this section. The amount of customer seating at the service counter/patron bar shall be subject to the review and recommendation of the Liquor Commissioner and approval of the Village Board ordinance granting the liquor license.
      3.   On-Site Consumption; Conduct Of Tastings: Craft beer, wine and craft spirits may be sold, given away or offered for sale and consumed on-site within the licensed premises only during the authorized hours of operation. The licensee may conduct or sponsor tasting sessions of craft beer, wine and craft spirits at preregistered events or classes when the store is closed to the general public, but only during the authorized hours of operation. In addition, the licensee may provide, at no charge, samples of craft beer, wine and craft spirits currently offered for sale served in limited quantities in a cup or glass for consumption within the licensed premises as part of a promotional retail sale offered by or sponsored by the licensee during the authorized hours of operation. A per person charge may be collected by the licensee for attendance at a tasting session (a preregistered event or class) or the samples of craft beer, wine and craft spirits beer may be given away as part of such a tasting. All tastings shall be conducted only in the same room, and same area, as the liquor display area and shall occur only during the authorized hours of operation. Customers shall not be allowed to leave the licensed premises with an open bottle, container, cup or glass of craft beer, wine and craft spirits. There shall be no tastings of mass produced, domestic beer.
      4.   Liquor Display Areas: The liquor display area set aside for craft beer, wine and craft spirits within the store shall not violate any applicable Building and Life Safety Codes. There shall be no floor displays advertising mass produced, domestic beer or stacks of mass produced, domestic beer on the floor. The proposed licensee shall submit an accurate floor plan of the store which includes the location of, dimensions of, and a description of the improvements that constitute the proposed alcoholic liquor display area and the Local Liquor Control Commissioner, in consultation with the Director of Community Development, shall approve the floor plan.
      5.   Prohibited: No tobacco products or lottery tickets shall be offered for sale or sold within the store.
      6.   Sign Regulations: There shall be no banners, posters, signs, or advertising of any kind posted or maintained in any of the exterior windows of or on the exterior of the building that: a) advertise, relate to or depict any alcoholic liquor or manufacturer, distributor, brand, slogan or logo (including the generic term "liquor"); or b) announce, advertise, depict or relate to any alcoholic liquor sale or special event.
      7.   Music: Indoor live music is allowed within the licensed premises during the permitted hours of operation set forth in section 4-1-13 of this chapter, subject to applicable Village noise regulations.
      8.   Hours Of Operation: The hours of operation regarding a Class O liquor license shall be as set forth in section 4-1-13, "Hours Of Operation", of this chapter.
      9.   BASSET Certification Required: The craft beer, wine, and spirits establishment owner, each employee of the store and any other person who sells or serves craft beer, spirits and wine to a patron or handles alcoholic liquor on the licensed premises must take and successfully complete a Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training (BASSET) Program that has been certified by the State of Illinois. A copy of the BASSET course completion certificate(s) for the aforementioned persons shall be made available at all times at the licensed premises for inspection by the Village Manager, or his or her designee.
      10.   Separate Cash Registers Or Sales Tracking System Required: In the case of a licensee that has received a Class O liquor license and then petitions for and receives one of the full service or limited service restaurant liquor licenses, the licensee shall operate separate cash registers or a sales tracking system to record all retail transactions relative to each specific liquor license.
      11.   Availability Of Food: Pre-prepared and delivered foods shall be permitted and encouraged in the establishment for the enjoyment of patrons. Establishment owners shall endeavor to create business relationships with local and regional restaurants, and food delivery services. All food which is sold or prepared within the establishment is subject to all applicable Health Regulations as enforced by the Village of Western Springs, Cook County, and the State of Illinois. (Ord. 20-2999, 3-16-2020)

 

Notes

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1. 230 ILCS 40/1 et seq.
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1. 230 ILCS 40/1 et seq.
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1. 230 ILCS 40/1 et seq.
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1. 230 ILCS 40/1 et seq.
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1. 235 ILCS 5/6-33.
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1. 235 ILCS 5/6-33.
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1. 230 ILCS 40/1 et seq.
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2. 235 ILCS 5/6-33.
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1. 35 ILCS 120/1 et seq.