Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 311
Liquor Control Law

August 28, 2016
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Common eating and drinking area, defined--licenses for sale of liquor by the drink not for consumption on premises--fees--extended hours for convention trade areas.

311.096. 1. As used in this section, the term "common eating and drinking area" means an area or areas within a building or group of buildings designated for the eating of food and drinking of liquor sold at retail by establishments which do not provide areas within their premises for the consumption of food and liquor; where the costs of maintaining such area or areas are shared by the payment of common area maintenance charges, as provided in the respective leases permitting the use of such areas, or otherwise; and where the annual gross income from the sale of prepared meals or food consumed in such common eating and drinking area is, or is projected to be, at least two hundred seventy-five thousand dollars.

2. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this chapter to the contrary, any person who possesses the qualifications required by this chapter, or who now or hereafter meets the requirements of and complies with the provisions of this chapter, may apply for, and the supervisor of liquor control may issue, a license to sell intoxicating liquor, as defined in this chapter, by the drink at retail not for consumption on the premises where sold but for consumption in a common eating and drinking area, as described in the application for such license. In addition to all other fees required by law, each establishment in a common eating and drinking area licensed under this subsection shall pay to the director of revenue the sum of three hundred dollars per year. The times for selling intoxicating liquor as fixed in section 311.290, the authority for the collection of fees by counties and cities as provided in section 311.220, and all other laws and regulations of this state relating to the sale of intoxicating liquor by the drink shall apply to each establishment licensed under this subsection in the same manner as they apply to establishments licensed under sections 311.085 and 311.090.

3. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this chapter to the contrary, any person who possesses the qualifications required by this chapter, and who now or hereafter meets the requirements of and complies with the provisions of this chapter, may apply for, and the supervisor of liquor control may issue, a license to sell intoxicating liquor, as defined in this chapter, between the hours of 11:00 a.m. on Sunday and 12:00 midnight on Sunday by the drink at retail not for consumption on the premises where sold but for consumption in a common eating and drinking area, as described in the application for such license. In addition to all other fees required by law, each establishment in a common eating and drinking area licensed under this subsection shall pay an additional fee of two hundred dollars a year payable at the same time and in the same manner as its other license fees.

4. Any person possessing the qualifications and meeting the requirements of this chapter, who is licensed to sell intoxicating liquor by the drink at retail not for consumption on the premises where sold but for consumption in a common eating and drinking area, may apply to the supervisor of liquor control for a special permit to remain open on all days of the week except Sunday between the hours of 1:30 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. The provisions of subsection 3 of this section shall apply to the sale of intoxicating liquor by the drink at retail not for consumption on the premises where sold but for consumption in a common eating and drinking area on Sunday. To qualify for such a permit, the premises of such an applicant must be located in an area which has been designated as a convention trade area by the governing body of the county or city. An applicant granted a special permit under this section shall pay, in addition to all other fees required by this chapter, an additional fee of three hundred dollars a year payable at the time and in the same manner as its other license fees.

(L. 1986 S.B. 444, A.L. 1994 S.B. 474)




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