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The DC Code: § 25-333 Limitation on the distance between off-premises retailer's licenses.

Index25 Alcoholic Beverage Regulation (Refs & Annos)
a
No new off-premises retailers license, class A, shall be issued for an establishment which is located within 400 feet from another establishment operating under an off-premises retailer's license, class A.
b
No new off-premises retailers license, class B, shall be issued for an establishment which is located within 400 feet from another establishment operating under an off-premises retailer's license, class B.
c
This section shall not prohibit the issuance of a license for an off-premises retailer's license, Class B, for the sale of alcoholic beverages in an establishment if:
1
The primary business and purpose is the sale of a full range of fresh, canned, and frozen food items, and the sale of alcoholic beverages is incidental to the primary purpose;
2
The sale of alcoholic beverages constitutes no more than 15% of the total volume of gross receipts on an annual basis;
3
The establishment is located in a C-1, C-2, C-3, C-4, or C-5 zone or, if located within the Southeast Federal Center, in the SEFC/C-R zone;
4
The establishment is a full service grocery store which is newly constructed with a certificate of occupancy issued after January 1, 2000, or is an existing store which has undergone renovations in excess of $500,000 in the calendar year in which an application is made;
5
The opinion of the ANC, if any, has been given great weight.

Historical and Statutory

D.C. Law 13-298 amended and enacted into law Title 25 of the District of Columbia Official Code. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 15-187 rewrote par. (5) of subsec. (c) which had read as follows: "(5) The opinion of the ANC in which the establishment is located has been given great weight as specified in Chapter 4." D.C. Law 19-23, in subsec. (c)(3), substituted "or, if located within the Southeast Federal Center, in the SEFC/C-R zone;" for a semicolon. Temporary Amendments of Section Section 2(f) of D.C. Law 18-346, in subsec. (c)(3), substituted "or, if located within the Southeast Federal Center, in the SEFC/C-R zone;" for a semicolon at the end. Section 4(b) of D.C. Law 18-346 provides that the act shall expire after 225 days of its having taken effect. Emergency Act Amendments For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(f) of Southeast Federal Center/Yards Non-Discriminatory Grocery Store Emergency Act of 2010 (D.C. Act 18-674, December 28, 2010, 58 DCR 130). Legislative History of Laws For D.C. Law 13-298, see notes following § 25-101. For Law 15-187, see notes following § 25-101. For history of Law 19-23, see notes under § 25-101. DC CODE § 25-333 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(May 3, 2001, D.C. Law 13-298, § 101, 48 DCR 2959; Sept. 30, 2004, D.C. Law 15-187, § 101(m), 51 DCR 6525; Oct. 20, 2011, D.C. Law 19-23, § 2(f), 58 DCR 6509.)