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(A) General rule. All licenses granted under this chapter will be granted subject to the conditions in this section, all other applicable conditions of this code, and to all applicable provisions in the Zoning Ordinance.
(B) Conduct of business: sales prohibited. An on-sale license holder may not sell liquor by the bottle or container for removal from the licensed premises. An off-sale license holder may not permit the consumption of any liquor on the licensed premises, except as authorized by Minn. Stat. § 340A.404, Subd. 11, as it may be amended from time to time, which allows the removal of certain wine at a restaurant with an on-sale intoxicating liquor or wine license.
(C) Off-sale where malt beverages sold. An off-sale license will not be issued for any place where 3.2% malt beverages are sold for consumption on the licensed premises.
(D) Minors. A licensee may not sell or furnish liquor to any person under the age of 21. A person under 18 may not serve or sell intoxicating liquor in a retail on-sale establishment.
(E) Gambling. No licensee may keep, possess, operate or permit the keeping, possession or operation of, on the premises or in any room adjoining the licensed premises controlled by the licensee, any slot machine, dice or other gambling device or apparatus, nor permit any gambling, gambling devices may be kept or operated and raffles conducted on the licensed premises and adjoining rooms if licensed by the city pursuant to § 111.32.
(F) Hours of operation.
(1) General rule. No sale of intoxicating liquor either on-sale or off-sale may be made at any time other than as permitted by law pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 340A.504, as it may be amended from time to time.
(2) Consumption time limitation. No on-sale licensee or employee or agent of the licensee may permit or allow any person to consume intoxicating liquor within the licensed premises more than 20 minutes after the time the sale of intoxicating liquors on the premises is prohibited.
(3) Removal of containers. No licensee may permit any glass, bottle or other container containing intoxicating liquor in any quantity to remain upon any table, bar, stool or other place where customers are served, more than 30 minutes after the time when a sale can legally occur, except as authorized by Minn. Stat. § 340A.404, Subd. 11, as it may be amended from time to time, which allows the removal of certain wine at a restaurant with an on-sale intoxicating liquor or wine license.
(4) Closing. Except as otherwise provided in this section, no persons, other than a licensee’s cleaning or maintenance personnel, or licensed contractors related to a building project or employees actually engaged in the performance of their duties may be in the licensed premises between 30 minutes after the time when a sale can legally occur and 4:00 a.m. These provisions do not apply to any separate part of the premises that are open to the general public for business purposes unrelated to the sale of intoxicating liquor. Any violation of any condition of this subsection may be grounds for revocation or suspension of the licensee’s liquor license. Any person within the licensed premises at the time of such violation must immediately leave the premises upon order by a police officer.
(5) Windows; shades or curtains. All licensed on-sale liquor establishments in the city must have curtains or shades, as designated by the Police Chief, fully opened not more than 15 minutes prior to closing time on any day on which the establishment transacts business. The establishment is responsible to ensure that the interior can be fully and easily observed from the outside of the establishment at all the times.
(G) Training. The licensee shall provide or arrange for documented training within 60 days after being hired, and annually thereafter, for every person selling or serving liquor. The training shall include education regarding the laws pertaining to the selling or serving of alcohol, the rules for identification checks, the responsibilities of establishments selling intoxicating liquors, and the use of age verification devices, if one is so required. The training shall be provided by an organization approved by the Police Chief. Proof of training shall be provided by the licensee. The failure of a licensee to meet this condition shall result in suspension of the license until the condition is met.
(H) Off-site storage prohibited. A holder of an intoxicating liquor license may not store any intoxicating liquor at any location other than the licensed premises.
(2001 Code, § 1200.09) (Ord. 07-26, passed - -; Ord. 15-02, passed 6-8-2015; Ord. 15-11, passed 11-9-2015)