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Article - Alcoholic Beverages




§25–1004.

    (a)    There is a BWL Community Performing Arts Facility license.

    (b)    (1)    The Board may issue the license for use by a nonprofit partnership, limited liability company, corporation, or other entity that owns or leases a performing arts facility that is used for art classes, banquets, community–related activities, exhibits, live performances, shows, theater productions, visual art shows, and weddings.

        (2)    The Board may not issue more than three licenses to a nonprofit partnership, limited liability company, corporation, or other entity that owns or leases performing arts facilities in separate locations.

    (c)    (1)    The license authorizes the license holder to sell beer, wine, and liquor by the drink from one or more outlets on the licensed premises for on–premises consumption.

        (2)    The Board may impose conditions on the issuance or renewal of the license that establish the areas in the community performing arts facility where beer, wine, and liquor may be sold, served, possessed, or consumed.

        (3)    The license holder shall ensure that food is provided during the hours beer, wine, and liquor are sold, served, possessed, or consumed.

    (d)    (1)    The holder of a Class B–BWLHR license with catering authority, a local caterer’s license, or a State caterer’s license may bring alcoholic beverages and food on the licensed premises under the terms of a contract with a holder of a BWL Community Performing Arts Facility license.

        (2)    A violation of this title that occurs when a caterer brings alcoholic beverages on licensed premises as provided under paragraph (1) of this subsection is the responsibility of the caterer and is not the responsibility of the license holder.

    (e)    The license holder may sell beer, wine, and liquor from 9 a.m. on any day of the week to 2 a.m. the following day.

    (f)    The license may not be transferred to another location.

    (g)    The annual license fee is $750.

    (h)    (1)    There is a Community Performing Arts Facility special event permit.

        (2)    The Board may issue the permit only to the holder of a BWL Community Performing Arts Facility license.

        (3)    A holder of the permit may sell beer, wine, or liquor for consumption on the premises of the special event.

        (4)    A holder of the permit shall notify the Board in writing on a form provided by the Board at least 14 days before each event.

        (5)    A holder of the permit may hold an unlimited number of events in a year.

        (6)    The annual permit fee is $200.



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