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  1. Council action is requested on the application received from Top Hat Winery, LLC for a Malt Liquor/Wine by Drink, Sunday Sales and a Liquor Tasting Licenses for The Twisted Vine Winery located at 10916 E Winner Road.  This application requires a two-third majority vote for approval due to residential property being located within three hundred (300) feet of the establishment.


This application meets the requirements of the City’s Alcoholic Beverage Code.

The proposed business is a corporation and has appointed Mrs. Leslie Lentz as Managing Officer for purposes of this liquor license.  Mrs. Lentz is active in another license issued by the Missouri Liquor Control for Top Hat Winery located at 122 S Main St.  The background investigation conducted by the Police Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol on Mrs. Lentz and the other corporate member, revealed they meet the requirements of the Alcoholic Beverages code.


The applicant is requesting Council approval to serve malt liquor and wine by the drink seven days a week at the new location.  They are requesting to serve by the drink on the main floor and also operate a banquet/rental hall on the lower floor.  


There are no hospitals, churches, or schools, however there are residentially zoned properties within 300 feet of the proposed premises according to the City’s mapping system.  


Applicable City Departments reviewed the application and the attached Inspection Report includes their comments.

Department:          Community DevelopmentContact Person:          Charlie E. Dissell

Community Development DepartmentApproved
City Clerk DepartmentApproved

Council Action:          Council Action:          Accepted

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