This location was licensed as Rainbow Natural Foods from 1984 to July of this year and they did not have a liquor license. In September, 2016, Pro Star, LLC submitted a Business License Application for Quick Stop #151 to operate a convenience store without gas sales. The Community Development Department denied the application on September 30, 2016, because the Unified Development Code only allows for 14 convenience stores without gas sales. There are currently 14 convenience stores without gas sales licensed, so no additional business licenses could be issued for this type of business until one of the existing stores closes. No liquor license application was submitted with this business license application.
On October 26, 2016, staff received a business license and liquor license application from Pro Star, LLC for Quick Stop #151 as a convenience store without gas sales. Staff notified the applicant that we could not process the application as a convenience store without gas sales due to denial of their previous business license application by the Community Development Department.
On November 9, 2016, the Applicant amended the application to change the type of store from convenience store without gas sales to a package liquor store where at least 90 percent of the store’s inventory will be alcoholic beverages. The applicant is requesting Council approval to sell intoxicating liquor in the original package seven days a week.
The LLC appointed Mr. Richard T. Bryant as Managing Officer for purposes of this liquor license. Mr. Bryant is Managing Officer for three (3) other licensed locations in the City and several other locations licensed by the Missouri Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control. The background investigation conducted by the Police Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol on Mr. Bryant, and the corporate officers revealed they do not have any violations that would disqualify them from obtaining a liquor license from the City.
There is residentially zoned property with three hundred (300) feet of the proposed premises according to the survey provided by the applicant. The survey shows no churches, hospitals or schools. Staff mailed a notice of the Public Hearing to the surrounding property owners and tenants within three hundred feet of the proposed premises on December 21, 2016.
Maps are attached to demonstrate the following conditions that the City Council shall consider in reviewing the application:
- Whether the location is within 300 feet of any residential zoning district and whether the proposed licensed operation would cause a nuisance or change in the character of the residential area.
- The proximity of the proposed location to a school, church, hospital, public park, playground, library or museum.
- The number and type of licenses existing within 1500 feet of the proposed location.
- The type of business or commercial uses within 1500 of the proposed location and the general character and intensity of uses permitted by the Zoning Ordinance.
Applicable City Departments reviewed the application and the attached Inspection Report includes their comments.
Staff reviewed the log of administrative hearing held during the last five (5) calendar years and found that one store that Mr. Bryant was the Managing Officer for sold to minors once in 2014 and once in 2015. The application packet only ask if the Managing Officer or Owners have had a liquor license revoked.