Section 4-1 Definitions.


    The following words and terms, as used in this chapter, shall be deemed to have the meanings hereinafter specified:

     Alcoholic beverages. All beverages of alcoholic content, whether intoxicating or nonintoxicating.

     Amusement place. Any establishment whose business building contains a square footage of at least six thousand (6,000) square feet, and where games of skill commonly known as billiards, volleyball, indoor golf, bowling or soccer are usually played, or has a dance floor of at least two thousand five hundred (2,500) square feet, or any outdoor golf course with a minimum of nine holes,  and which has annual gross receipts of at least one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00) of which at least fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) of such gross receipts is in nonalcoholic sales.

     Closed place. A place where all doors are locked and where no patrons are in the place or about the premises.

     Conviction. Conviction upon final determination of any prosecution of any violation of this chapter.

     Intoxicating liquor. Alcohol for beverage purposes, alcoholic, spirituous, vinous, fermented, malt or other liquors, or combination of liquors, a part of which is spirituous, vinous or fermented, and all preparations or mixtures for beverage purposes containing in excess of one half of one percent by volume except for nonintoxicating beer. *Cross Referencesalth and sanitation, Ch. 11; licenses, permits and miscellaneous business regulations, Ch. 13; motor vehicles and traffic, Ch. 14; municipal court, Ch. 15; offenses and miscellaneous provisions, Ch. 16; disorderly intoxication and consumption of liquor in certain public places prohibited, § 16-183; use of intoxicating liquor in parks prohibited, § 17-114; police, Ch. 21.

     Light wine. Wine containing not in excess of fourteen (14) percent of alcohol by weight, manufactured exclusively from grapes, berries and other fruits or vegetables.

     Microbrewery. A business whose primary activity is the brewing and selling of beer, with an annual production of ten thousand (10,000) barrels or less.

     Nonintoxicating beer. Any beer manufactured from pure hops or pure extract of hops, pure barley malt or other wholesome grains or cereals, wholesome yeast, pure water, free from all harmful substances, preservatives and adulterants, and having an alcoholic content of more than one-half of one percent by volume and not exceeding three point two (3.2) percent by weight.

      Original package. Any package containing not less than eight (8) ounces of any intoxicating liquor, excepting malt liquor, or, any package containing three (3) or more standard bottles of malt liquor or, as to nonintoxicating beer, any package containing three (3), six (6), twelve (12) or twenty-four (24) small standard beer bottles, and any package containing three (3), six (6) or twelve (12) large standard beer bottles, when such bottles contain nonintoxicating beer as defined by this section.

     Restaurant bar.

    (a)    Any establishment having a restaurant or similar facility on the premises at least fifty (50) percent of the gross income of which is derived from the sale of prepared meals or food consumed on such premises or which has an annual gross income of at least two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000.00) from the sale of prepared meals or food consumed on such premises.

    (b) Any railroad dining car or other railroad rolling stock equipped or modified to operate upon a line of railroad as a dining car or as part of a dinner train operation. Several railroad cars operating as a single dinner train shall be considered together as a restaurant.

     Substantial quantities of food. The amount of prepared meals and food from which at least fifty (50) per cent of the gross income of an establishment is derived.

     Wholesalers or distributors. Persons selling intoxicating liquors or nonintoxicating beer to retailers for resale.

     Wine shop.  Any establishment that uses automated wine dispensing equipment to dispense wine by the glass at retail for consumption on the premises where sold, so long as at least fifty percent (50%) of the total sales of the wine shop are from package sales.

(Code 1964, § 4.010; Ord. No. 12707, § 1, 8-20-90; Ord. No. 13733 § 1, 7-6-93; Ord. No. 14253 § 1, 10-17-94; Ord. No. 17849, § 1, 9-15-03; Ord. No. 21176, § 1, 12-5-11)

     Cross reference(s)--Rules of construction and definitions generally, § 1-2.

     State law reference(s)--Definitions, RSMo. §§ 311.020, 311.030, 311.097, 311.100, 311.200, 312.010.


(Ord. 21176, Amended, 12/05/2011, Prior Text; Ord. 17849, Amended, 09/15/2003, Prior Text)