>Civic Food Mart Liquor License – TIME FOR ACTION

>Previous posts on this subject: HERE , HERE, and HERE.

Recap: The Civic Food Mart (located HERE) has changed ownership and the new owners have want the OLCC to remove the 4 restrictions from their liquor license.
1) No sale of malt beverages larger than 24 ounces
2) No fortfied wines/malt beverages more than 6% alcohol
3) No glass containers
4) 9:30pm closing time

The OLCC has cited the reduction in crime and alcohol-related mischief since the restrictions were enforced as cause REMOVE the restrictions! The Piedmont Neighborhood Association (PNA) contends that the reason there is reduced crime and alcohol-related problems is directly related to the restrictions!!! Additionally, we’re talking about an establishment 200 feet from a kid’s playground that wants to sell high alcohol beverages in glass containers!

The OLCC will remove the restrictions unless the neighborhood responds by March 1st, 2008

The PNA has officially voiced our opposition to the OLCC removing the restrictions. However, we need you to write a letter, call, or email the OLCC and voice your opinion!

Roseann Cotton
503-872-5220
roseann.cotton@state.or.us
Oregon Liquor Control Commission
PO Box 22297, Milwaukie, OR 97269-2297

Now is the time for action folks. I strongly encourage you to get involved!

Here what the Civic Food Mart has applied for to the OLCC

The applicant has applied for a Wholesale Malt Beverage and Wine license which allows the importation, storage, transportation, wholesale sale and distribution to licensees of the Commission, and the export of wine containing not in excess of 21% alcohol by volume and malt beverages. The license also allows the sale of malt beverages containing not more than 8% alcohol by volume in quantities not less than 5 gallons to any unlicensed organization. The licensee can not sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the licensed premises.

The applicant has also applied for an Off-Premises Sales license, which allows the licensee to sell factory-sealed containers of malt beverages containing not more than 14% alcohol by volume, wine containing not more than 21% alcohol by volume or cider containing not more than 10% alcohol by volume for consumption off the licensed premises. Legal hours of sale are 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.

The applicant has applied for a Full On-Premises Sales license, which allows the license to sell wine containing not more than 21% alcohol by volume, malt beverages containing not more than 14% alcohol by volume, cider containing not more than 10% alcohol by volume, and distilled liquor by the drink to patrons on the premises. Legal hours of sale are 7 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. The applicant’s proposed hours of operation are 6 a.m. to 12 a.m., seven days per week.

The applicant has applied for a Limited On-Premises Sales license, which allows the licensee to sell wine containing not more than 21% alcohol by volume, malt beverages containing not more than 14% alcohol by volume, and cider containing not more than 10% alcohol by volume by the drink to patrons on the premises. It allows the sale of malt beverages in kegs holding not less than seven gallons for off-premises consumption. Legal hours of sale are 7 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.