3-12-5: CLASSIFICATIONS 1 :
Class
Class
A
Retail - no consumption
B
Entertainment, dancing and consumption
B-1
Retail - no consumption - restaurant
B-2
Retail - consumption on and off premises - coffee/sandwich shop
B-3
Retail - on premise consumption - restaurant and separate service
C
One day license
D
Hotel, motel type of class
E
Retail - no consumption - grocery stores
F
Recreational facility - consumption
G
Private recreational facility - consumption
H
Catering
I
Indoor/outdoor commercial recreational facility
J
Homeowners' association
K
Retail consumption on and off premises - grocery store over 30,000 square feet of retail floor area
L
Retail consumption on and off premises of a brewpub or Class I brewer
M
Retail - no consumption - gas stations
N
Retail - on premises consumption - hair and nail salon
Q
BYOB - Cigar Lounge.
(Ord. 14-O-26, 6-9-2014; amd. Ord. 15-O-10, 4-27-2015; Ord. 16-O-15, 4-25-2016; Ord. 17-O-22, 11-27-2017; Ord. 18-O-03, 1-22-2018)
   (A)   Class A License: Class A license shall authorize the retail sale of alcoholic liquor, but not for consumption on the premises where sold, at premises having not less than four thousand (4,000) square feet of retail floor area. This class of license shall not be applicable to the retail sale of alcoholic liquor by grocery stores, said grocery stores falling under the license classification as set forth in subsection (E) of this section. The annual fee for such license shall be two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500.00). There shall be no more than three (3) Class A licenses issued at any one time. (Ord. 99-O-26, 10-25-1999; amd. Ord. 03-O-31, 11-24-2003; Ord. 10-O-05, 2-22-2010; Ord. 12-O-01, 1-9-2012; Ord. 13-O-27, 7-22-2013; Ord. 14-O-10, 2-10-2014)
   (B)   Class B License: Class B license shall authorize the retail sale on the specified premises of alcoholic liquor for consumption on said premises, when the primary business conducted upon said premises is that of a restaurant where not less than seventy five percent (75%) of the retail floor area is devoted to the service of complete sit down meals from a menu and not more than twenty five percent (25%) of the retail floor area is devoted to lounge or bar purposes. Any person holding any Class B license shall have the privilege of providing upon the licensed premises an orchestra and permitting dancing by patrons therein; provided, however, that no such dancing by patrons shall be permitted unless there is provided in the licensed premises a compact, clear and open area containing not less than four hundred (400) square feet for such dancing; and provided further, that no entertainers other than members of the orchestra shall be engaged or permitted to perform therein. The annual fee for such license shall be two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500.00). There shall be no more than twelve (12) Class B licenses issued at any one time. (Ord. 08-O-11, 5-12-2008; amd. Ord. 08-O-26, 12-15-2008; Ord. 09-O-14, 6-8-2009; Ord. 09-O-22, 10-12-2009; Ord. 10-O-30, 12-13-2010; Ord. 12-O-18, 7-23-2012; Ord. 13-O-42, 12-16-2013; Ord. 14-O-07, 1-27-2014; Ord. 14-O-37, 9-8-2014; Ord. 14-O-49, 10-27-2014; Ord. 15-O-03, 3-9-2015; Ord. 16-O-02, 1-11-2016; Ord. 16-O-26, 6-27-2016; Ord. 16-O-29, 7-11-2016; Ord. 17-O-09, 4-10-2017; Ord. 18-O-01, 1-8-2018; Ord. 19-O-05, 4-8-2019; Ord. 21-O-19, 4-12-2021)
      1.   Class B-1 License: Class B-1 license shall authorize the retail sale of beer and wine in sealed packages but not for consumption on the premises where sold, provided the primary business conducted upon said premises is that of a restaurant. The Class B-1 license shall only be issued along with and in addition to a Class B license. The annual fee for such license shall be five hundred dollars ($500.00). There shall be no more than zero (0) Class B-1 licenses issued at any one time. (Ord. 12-O-23, 10-8-2012; amd. Ord. 13-O-19, 6-10-2013)
      2.   Class B-2 License: Class B-2 license shall authorize the retail sale of beer and wine after twelve o'clock (12:00) noon on each day and the sale of liqueurs/cordials all for consumption on the licensed premises of a coffee/sandwich shop of less than two thousand (2,000) square feet of gross floor area. A Class B-2 license shall also authorize the retail sale of wine in sealed packages for consumption not on the licensed premises. The annual fee for a Class B-2 license shall be one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500.00). There shall be no more than zero (0) Class B-2 licenses issued at any one time. (Ord. 15-O-11, 5-11-2015; amd. Ord. 19-O-01, 1-14-2019)
      3.   Class B-3: Class B-3 license shall authorize the retail sale on the specified premises of alcoholic liquor for consumption of said premises, when the primary business conducted upon said premises is that of a restaurant where not less than seventy five percent (75%) of the retail floor area is devoted to the service of complete sit down meals from a menu and not more than twenty five percent (25%) of the retail restaurant floor area is devoted to lounge or bar purposes. A Class B-3 license shall also permit the on premise consumption of alcoholic liquor from a service bar or lounge separate from the restaurant facility and located on the mezzanine level of the specified premises. Any person holding any Class B license shall have the privilege of providing upon the licensed premises an orchestra and permitting dancing by patrons therein; provided, however, that no such dancing by patrons shall be permitted unless there is provided in the licensed premises a compact, clear and open area containing not less than four hundred (400) square feet for such dancing; and provided further, that no entertainers other than members of the orchestra shall be engaged or permitted to perform therein.
      The annual license fee for a Class B-3 license shall be two thousand seven hundred dollars ($2,700.00). The maximum number of Class B-3 licenses shall be one (1).
   (C)   Class C License: The Local Liquor Control Commissioner may grant a Class C license to any local organization or group such as a Fire Department, veterans' organization, lodge, church or similar organization, or to any other such local organization as the Local Liquor Control Commissioner may, from time to time, determine. A Class C license shall be effective for a period of one day and shall authorize the sale of such alcoholic liquor as the Local Liquor Control Commissioner may permit, at any picnic, carnival or similar function given by said organization. The Local Liquor Control Commissioner may impose such other restrictions on said licenses as he shall see fit. The fee for such license shall be two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00). (Ord. 99-O-26, 10-25-1999; amd. Ord. 03-O-31, 11-24-2003)
   (D)   Class D License: Class D license shall authorize the storage, distribution and retail sale, on the premises of motels and hotels, of alcoholic liquor for consumption on the premises. The retail sale of alcoholic liquor in the original package to occupants of the motel or hotel only shall also be authorized.
      1.   The holder of a Class D license shall have the privilege of providing live music upon the licensed premises. (Ord. 99-O-26, 10-25-1999)
      2.   The annual fee for such license shall be three thousand five hundred dollars ($3,500.00), and there shall be no more than one Class D license issued at any one time. (Ord. 99-O-26, 10-25-1999; amd. Ord. 03-O-31, 11-24-2003; Ord. 20-O-05, 2-10-2020)
   (E)   Class E License: Class E license shall authorize the retail sale of alcoholic liquor, but not for consumption on the premises where sold, by those retail food establishments commonly referred to as grocery stores; provided, that said grocery store has not less than ten thousand (10,000) square feet of retail floor area; and, further provided, that the retail floor area devoted to the display of alcoholic liquor shall not exceed five percent (5%) of the total retail floor area of said grocery store, or two thousand (2,000) square feet of retail floor area, whichever is less. The annual fee for such license shall be two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500.00). There shall be no more than one Class E license issued at any one time. (Ord. 06-O-28, 9-11-2006; amd. Ord. 14-O-05, 1-27-2014; Ord. 15-O-24, 9-14-2015; Ord. 18-O-24, 8-27-2018)
   (F)   Class F License: Class F license shall authorize the sale on the specified premises of alcoholic liquor for consumption on said premises when the primary business conducted upon said premises is that of a recreational facility. For the purpose of this class of license, a "recreational facility" shall be defined as a racquetball club, tennis club, health club, sports complex or bowling alley, wherein at least eighty five percent (85%) of the retail floor area is devoted to recreational purposes other than the sale or consumption of alcoholic liquor. There shall be no more than one Class F license issued at any one time. The annual fee for such license shall be two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500.00). (Ord. 01-O-21, 10-8-2001; amd. Ord. 03-O-31, 11-24-2003; Ord. 08-O-26, 12-15-2008; Ord. 16-O-36, 8-8-2016)
   (G)   Class G License: Class G license shall authorize the sale on the specified premises of alcoholic liquor for consumption on the premises, where the primary use of said premises is that of a private recreational facility. This class of license shall be limited to those private recreational facilities owned by incorporated not for profit homeowners' associations and which are located in residential districts. The retail sale of alcoholic liquor shall be limited to members of any such licensed not for profit homeowners' associations and their guests. There shall be no more than one Class G license issued at any one time. The annual fee for such license shall be two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00). (Ord. 99-O-26, 10-25-1999; amd. Ord. 03-O-31, 11-24-2003; Ord. 14-O-19, 5-12-2014)
   (H)   Class H License: Class H license shall authorize the sale of alcoholic liquor in connection with an off site catering business operating within the Village. For purposes of this classification, an "off site catering business" is one which serves food at locations not owned or leased by such catering business. Alcoholic liquor shall only be sold by the licensee in connection with the catering of foods. In addition to the other requirements of this chapter, a Class H license shall only be issued to persons who can demonstrate that they are operating a bona fide catering business. No Class H licensee shall serve alcoholic liquor at a single location for more than three (3) consecutive twenty four (24) hour periods. No Class H licensee shall serve alcoholic liquor at any location that is not properly zoned for the activity at which alcoholic liquor is to be served. There shall be no more than three (3) Class H licenses authorized at this time. The annual fee for such license shall be two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00).
   (I)   Class I License: Class I license shall authorize the sale on the specific premises of alcoholic liquor for consumption on the premises, where the primary use of said premises is that of an indoor/outdoor commercial recreational facility. For purposes of this classification, an indoor/outdoor commercial recreational facility is one which is located on a parcel of land of not less than eight (8) acres in area and which provides for and permits diverse recreational activities, including, but not limited to, picnics, horse shows, horse auctions, square dancing, volleyball, pig roasts, etc., as well as other social and political activities. All alcoholic liquor sold, given or delivered at the licensed premises shall be deemed to be the act of the licensee. Any person or other legal entity selling, giving or delivering alcoholic liquor at the premises shall be deemed to be the agent of the licensee for purposes of this chapter. There shall be no more than zero (0) Class I licenses authorized at any one time. The annual fee for such license shall be two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500.00). (Ord. 99-O-26, 10-25-1999; amd. Ord. 03-O-31, 11-24-2003; Ord. 16-O-35, 8-8-2016)
   (J)   Class J License: Class J license shall authorize the retail sale of alcoholic liquor, by a homeowners' association to members of the homeowners' association and their invited guests at designated special events, not to exceed twenty (20) such events during the license period for consumption on the licensed premises. Each special event shall not exceed one day.
      The licensee shall, for each such special event, make written application or request to the Village Administrator and shall include the date of the special event and the hours of authorized sale of alcoholic liquor. The homeowners' association shall, if a not for profit corporation, attach a copy of a certificate of good standing issued by the Illinois Secretary of State with each such request.
      The Village Administrator shall be authorized to issue a written authorization or subsidiary liquor license for each authorized special event which shall include the date, location and permitted hours of sale of alcoholic liquor for consumption on the premises.
      The annual fee for a Class J license shall be two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00). No additional fee shall be charged for each special event sponsored or held.
      There shall be no more than one Class J license issued at any one time. (Ord. 14-O-17, 3-24-2014)
   (K)   Class K License: Class K license shall authorize the retail sale of alcoholic liquor both for consumption on and off the premises where sold as an incidental part of sales by those retail food establishments commonly referred to as grocery stores that have a minimum of thirty thousand (30,000) square feet of retail floor area; and, further provided, that the retail floor area devoted to the sale of alcoholic liquor shall not exceed three thousand (3,000) square feet, excluding seating areas. The consumption of alcoholic liquor intended for consumption on the licensed premises shall be permitted throughout the entire retail floor area of the licensed premises and on designated outdoor patios attached to the licensed premises. Alcoholic liquor stocked on store display shelves within the retail floor area and sold in their original packages shall not be consumed on the licensed premises.
      The annual fee for a Class K license shall be three thousand dollars ($3,000.00). There shall be no more than one Class K license issued at any one time. (Ord. 15-O-10, 4-27-2015)
   (L)   Class L License: Class L license shall authorize the retail sale of beer brewed on the premises of a brew pub or Class I brewer, as defined by article V of the Liquor Control Act of 1934 in a tap-room less than two thousand (2,000) square feet on the licensed premises and the retail sale of beer brewed on the premises sold in sealed containers for consumption off the licensed premises.
      Effective January 1, 2018, the annual fee for a Class L license shall be two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500.00). There should be no more than one Class L license issued at any one time. (Ord. 17-O-19, 11-13-2017)
   (M)   Class M License: Class M license shall authorize the retail sale of beer and wine, in their original packages, not for consumption on the premises where sold, of a business where the primary purpose is the sale of petroleum products (gas stations) provided the gas station has a minimum of three thousand (3,000) square feet of interior space. The total floor and cooler space dedicated to the sale of beer and wine shall be limited to ten percent (10%) of total square footage of the interior of the premises; signs shall be posted in the store displaying the prohibited sale hours of beer and wine; the percentage of window space permitted to be used for the advertising of the sale of beer and wine at such gas station is limited to ten percent (10%) of the total window space available; and no signage advertising the sale of beer or wine shall be permitted on the outside of the building or on the grounds of the gas station except that which is permitted in the window of the establishment.
   Additional restrictions:
      1.   Floor displays or stacking of beer and wine shall be at least ten feet (10') from any point of ingress and egress and shall not be stacked so as to obstruct the view of the interior of the premises from the exterior of the premises;
      2.   Coolers shall be locked during those hours when the sale of beer and wine is prohibited;
      3.   A Class M license shall not authorize the sale of individual bottles or cans of beer and bottles or containers of wine less than seven hundred fifty milliliters (750 mL).
         The annual license fee for a Class M license shall be two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500.00). The maximum number of Class M licenses shall be one.
   (N)   Class N License: Class N license shall authorize the retail sale of beer by the can, bottle or glass and wine by the glass for consumption on the licensed premises only of a hair salon or nail salon. The sale of beer and wine shall be limited to patrons of the hair or nail salon as part of salon services being rendered to those patrons. In addition, there shall be a two (2) alcoholic beverage drink maximum for each patron receiving salon services. No alcoholic liquor may be sold, given or delivered to persons who are not receiving salon services. Video gaming shall not be permitted on the premises of a Class N liquor license.
      The annual license fee for a Class N license shall be one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500.00). The maximum number of Class N licenses shall be two.
   (O)   Class O License: Class O license shall authorize video gaming and the retail sale on the licensed premises of alcoholic liquor for consumption on licensed premises of a video gaming cafe as herein defined. The annual fee for a Class O license shall be five thousand dollars ($5,000.00). There shall be no more than three (3) Class O licenses issued at any one time.
   (P)   Class P License: Class P license shall authorize video gaming and the retail sale on the licensed premises of alcoholic liquor for consumption on the licensed premises of a restaurant as herein defined. The annual license fee for a Class P license shall be five thousand dollars ($5,000.00). There shall be no more than three (3) Class P licenses issued at any one time.
   (Q)   Class Q: A Class Q license shall authorize the one-premise consumption of a patron's own bottle (BYOB) of unopened beer, wine and/or liquor brought on the premises of a business operating as a place of public accommodation and solely as a compliment to the sale or purchase of tobacco products subject to the following conditions:
      1.   Only after a Class Q license is approved by the Liquor Commissioner;
      2.   The licensee must offer for rent or sale a personal and secured storage locker for members or patrons for the storage of unconsumed products;
      3.   The hours of BYOB service shall be limited to the hours that the business establishment is open for business to the public for all of tobacco products, but in no event shall alcoholic liquor be consumed on the premises between the hours of one o'clock (1:00) A.M. and nine o'clock (9:00) A.M. on weekdays, between the hours of two o'clock (2:00) A.M. and nine o'clock (9:00) A.M. on Saturday, between the hours of two o'clock (2:00) A.M. and ten o'clock (10:00) A.M. on Sunday.
      4.   Consumption of alcohol shall not occur in the retail area of the tobacco store;
      5.   No person under the age of twenty-one (21) years shall be allowed on the premises;
      6.   The licensee may provide glassware and ice to patrons and may uncork or open the alcohol, pour it and control its consumption for a corkage fee;
      7.   All employees who perform corkage duties shall be BASSETT trained and shall serve the alcohol as if it was purchased in the establishment complying with all state and local laws;
      8.   No person shall carry, transport or possess alcoholic liquor in an unsealed and open condition, except as may be permitted for wine bottles from restaurants, pursuant to Section 5/6-33 of the Illinois Liquor Control Act (235 ILCS 5/6-33);
      9.   The licensee shall provide a certificate of insurance reflecting coverage for general liability purposes as well as liquor liability insurance naming the Village of Willowbrook as an additional insured on the licensee's policies of insurance.
      The annual fee for a Class Q (BYOB) license shall be one thousand dollars and 00/100 ($1,000.00). The maximum number of Class Q (BYOB) licenses shall be one (1). (Ord. 17-O-22, 11-27-2017; amd. Ord. 18-O-03, 1-22-2018; amd. Ord. 19-O-20, 8-12-2019; amd. Ord. 19-0-33, 11-25-2019; amd. Ord. 19-0-39, 12-16-2019; amd. Ord. 20-O-30, 7-27-2020; amd. Ord. 20-O-54, 11-9-2020; amd. Ord. 20-O-61, 11-23-2020)

 

Notes

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1. The annual fee for Class B, B-1, B-2, C, D, F, G, H, I, J, L, M, N, O, and P licenses is reduced as stated in Ordinance 20-O-51 for the 2021 license year. Effective January 1, 2022, the license fee shall automatically revert to the license fees set forth in this section.