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File #: 21-0574    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/25/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/4/2021 Final action:
Title: Conduct the first reading of an ordinance amending Sections 3-3-3 (Definitions) and 3-3-11 (Liquor License and Permit) Chapter 3 (Liquor and Tobacco Control) Title 3 (Business and License Regulations) of the Naperville Municipal Code regarding consumption and the Class S1 license
Attachments: 1. Liquor Commission Minutes 030421 Final, 2. Class S1 amendment, 3. Liquor Commission Minutes 040821 DRAFT
CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM

ACTION REQUESTED:
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Conduct the first reading of an ordinance amending Sections 3-3-3 (Definitions) and 3-3-11 (Liquor License and Permit) Chapter 3 (Liquor and Tobacco Control) Title 3 (Business and License Regulations) of the Naperville Municipal Code regarding consumption and the Class S1 license
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DEPARTMENT: Legal Department

SUBMITTED BY: Jennifer Lutzke, Senior Assistant City Attorney

BOARD/COMMISSION REVIEW:
On April 8, 2021, the Liquor Commission unanimously approved the proposed amendments.

BACKGROUND:

Class S - Specialty Wine Shop
The Class S - Specialty Wine Shop allows for the retail sale of wine and craft beer in its original package and on-premises consumption of a maximum of 18 ounces of wine per person per day. The City issued the following five Class S licenses to:

1. Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant, 1740 Freedom Drive
2. Angeli's, 1478 E. Chicago Avenue
3. Le Chocolat du Bouchard, 127 S. Washington Street
4. SixtyFour - A Wine Bar, 123 Water Street, Suite 105A
5. Tasting deVine Cellars, 21 West Jefferson Street

Class S1
The Class S1 licenses allows for liquor tastings and the sale of craft beer and wine for consumption off-premises. It contains all the obligations of the Class S license and requires that not less than 40% of the premises shall be designated for the sale of specialty foods. In 2016, the license was created to allow Vom Fass to sell alcoholic liquor. The license is capped at one.

DISCUSSION:
On March 4, 2021, Tasting deVine representatives petitioned the Liquor Commission to sell craft whiskey and small batch whiskey in its original package. The representatives also sought the ability to sell craft beer/whiskey and small batch whiskey for on-premises consumption. Tasting deVine is licensed under the Class S - Specialty Wine Shop classification and initially sought the expansion of that license.

The Liquor Commission considered Tasting deVine's request. The Liquor Commission decided that...

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