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Council action is requested on the application to transfer the existing Tavern Intoxicating Liquor by Drink and Sunday Sales License from Wilkinson Diversified, Inc. to Cross and Burenheide, LLC for Harvey’s Neon Bar (currently Harve's) located at 10129 East US 40 Highway.  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.

On September 20, 2010, the City Council approved transferring the liquor license issued to Harvey's and owned by James  E. Barnes, to Wilkinson Diversified, Inc., the current owner of Harve's. 


The applicant in this case, Cross and Burenheide, LLC, is requesting Council approval to transfer the existing liquor license into their name as the new operator of Harvey's Neon Bar.  The applicants have purchased the currently licensed location under the name of Harve’s and are requesting Council approval to sell intoxicating liquor by drink seven days a week. 


The proposed business is a corporation and has appointed Mr. Eugene Burenheide as Managing Officer for purposes of this liquor license.  Mr. Burenheide is not active in other licenses issued by the Missouri Liquor Control.  The background investigation conducted by the Police Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol on Mr. Burenheide and the other corporate member, revealed they meet the requirements of the Alcoholic Beverages code.

There are no hospitals, however there are residentially zoned properties, a church and school 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
Community Development DepartmentApproved
Finance DepartmentApproved
Finance DepartmentApproved
Law DepartmentApproved
City Managers OfficeApproved
City Clerk DepartmentApproved

Council Action:          Council Action:          Accepted

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