Section 4-29 Hours of sale and consumption.


    (a) Package liquor. No person having a license under the provisions of this article shall sell, give away or otherwise dispose of or suffer the same to be done on or about his premises, any intoxicating liquor in any quantity between the hours of 1:30 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on weekdays, and between the hours of 1:30 a.m. Sunday and 6:00 a.m. Monday.

    (b)      Package liquor Sunday sales. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this chapter to the contrary, any person who possesses the qualifications required by this chapter, who is licensed to sell intoxicating liquor in the original package at retail under this chapter, may apply for, and may be issued, a special license to sell intoxicating liquor in the original package at retail between the hours of 9:00  a.m. and midnight on Sundays.

    (c) Liquor by the drink. The premises of persons having a license to sell intoxicating liquor by the drink shall be and remain a closed place, as defined in this chapter, between the hours of 1:30 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on weekdays, and between the hours of 1:30 a.m. Sunday and 6:00 a.m. Monday.

    (d) Applicability. Where such licenses authorizing the sale of intoxicating liquor by the drink are held by clubs or hotels, this section shall apply only to the room or rooms in which intoxicating liquor is dispensed; and where such licenses are held by restaurants whose business is conducted in one room only and substantial quantities of merchandise, other than intoxicating liquors, are dispensed, then the licensee shall keep securely locked during the hours and on the days herein specified, all refrigerators, cabinets, cases, boxes and taps from which intoxicating liquor is dispensed.

    (e)      Restaurant bars and hotels . Notwithstanding any other provisions of this chapter to the contrary, any person who possesses the qualifications required by this chapter, and who now or hereafter meets the requirements of and complies with the provisions of this chapter, may apply for, and may be issued, a license to sell intoxicating liquor, as in this chapter defined, between the hours of 9:00  a.m. and midnight on Sunday, by the drink at retail for consumption on the premises of any restaurant bar as described in the application or on the premises of any establishment having at least forty (40) rooms for the overnight accommodations of transient guests .

Any new restaurant bar having been in operation for less than ninety (90) days may be issued a temporary license to sell intoxicating liquor by the drink at retail for consumption on the premises between the hours of 9:00 a.m.  and midnight on Sunday for a period not to exceed ninety (90) days if the restaurant bar can show a projection of annual business from prepared meals or food consumed on the premises of at least fifty (50) per cent of the total gross income of the restaurant bar for the year or can show a projection of annual business from prepared meals or food consumed on the premises which would exceed not less than two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000.00). The license fee shall be prorated for the period of the temporary license based on the cost of the annual license for the establishment.

Applications for a restaurant bar license, records thereof, or temporary license for such purposes shall be subject to procedures, rules and regulations now or hereafter established by the Missouri Supervisor of Alcohol and Tobacco  Control on the same subject.

    (f)      Amusement places. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this chapter to the contrary, any person who possesses the qualifications required by this chapter, and who now or hereafter meets the requirements of and complies with the provisions of this chapter, may apply for, and may be issued, a license to sell intoxicating liquor, as defined in this chapter, between the hours of 9:00  a.m. and midnight on Sunday by the drink at retail for consumption on the premises of any amusement place as described in the application.

Any new amusement place having been in operation for less than ninety (90) days may be issued a temporary license to sell intoxicating liquor by the drink at retail for consumption on the premises between the hours of 9:00  a.m. and midnight on Sunday for a period not to exceed ninety (90) days if the amusement place can show a projection of 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 are in nonalcoholic sales  for the first year of operation. The license fee shall be prorated for the first period of the temporary license based on the cost of the annual license for the establishment.

    (g)     Malt liquor Sunday sales.  Retailers selling intoxicating malt liquor who are licensed under Section 4-47 (5) or (8) may sell malt liquor at retail between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and midnight on Sunday.

    (h)     Wine shop Sunday sales.  Any person who possesses the qualifications required by this chapter, and who meets the requirements of and complies with the provisions of this chapter, may sell intoxicating liquor by the drink at retail for consumption on the premises of any wine shop, as defined in this chapter, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. on Sundays.

    ( i )    Violation. Any person violating any provision of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.

(Code 1964, § 4.270; Ord. No. 10018, § 1, 12-5-83; 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)

State law reference(s)--Similar provisions, RSMo. § 311.290.


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