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Article - Alcoholic Beverages


    (a)    There is:

        (1)    a Class A–1 off–sale beer, wine, and liquor 7–day license; and

        (2)    a Class A–2 off–sale beer, wine, and liquor 6–day license.

    (b)    (1)    A license under this section authorizes the license holder to sell beer, wine, and liquor at retail at the place described in the license.

        (2)    The license holder:

            (i)    shall sell the beer, wine, or liquor in a sealed package or container that may not be opened or its contents consumed on the licensed premises; but

            (ii)    may sell wine in split bottles and beer in individual bottles and cans.

        (3)    If the majority of the retail sales on the licensed premises are for items other than beer, wine, and liquor, the license holder shall provide a separate outside entrance for the use of beer, wine, and liquor customers.

        (4)    If the business of the licensed premises consists predominantly of selling other types of retail items, such as drugs or groceries:

            (i)    the beer, wine, and liquor shall be displayed and purchased in an area separate and distinct from that for the other retail items; and

            (ii)    the Board may require a partition to separate the beer, wine, and liquor from the other types of retail items.

    (c)    A license holder shall continually maintain a minimum stock of $8,000 wholesale value in beer, wine, and liquor.

    (d)    A license under this section may not be issued for a drugstore unless the applicant:

        (1)    has been doing business at the location applied for in the license for at least 1 year before the date of the application for the license;

        (2)    is the assignee of a business established for at least 1 year before the date of the application for the license at the location applied for; or

        (3)    has been engaged in the retail drug business for at least 3 years.

    (e)    The annual license fees are:

        (1)    $1,470 for a 7–day Class A–1 license; and

        (2)    $980 for a 6–day Class A–2 license.