7/15/14 2:51 p.m.
Between gas stations, grocery stores, liquor stores and restaurants, it seems there is alcohol readily available on nearly every corner in Findlay.
At June 24th’s city council meeting, council members raised concerns about the number of liquor licenses the city was allowed.
City Law Director Don Rasmussen said the city currently has permits in eight different liquor license categories. The number of permits per category is based on a 42,000 to 1,000 ratio or 21,000 to 2,000, meaning 42 or 21 of each are available.
The two most popular licenses are categories C2, a restaurant or night club selling wine and mixed beverage for on premises consumption, and D5, spirituous liquor, beer and wine for on premises consumption. The C2 category currently has 40 of its 42 permits filled and the D5 category has 20 of 21.
Rasmussen said other than filling a quota, there are a number of factors that go into the consideration of a liquor license. Some of these things include an owner’s criminal history; other inventory for sale at the store; the establishment’s location or proximity to places like schools, churches or parks; and more.
Rasmussen said something the city suggests for those looking to put in a bar or restaurant for example is to look into using an existing bar that’s vacant because permit will already exist for that place.
Findlay Liquor Licenses:
CLASS RATIO QUOTA ISSUED AVAILABLE ON FILE
C1 1,000 42 39 3 1
C2 1,000 42 40 2 1
D1 2,000 21 17 4 2
D2 2,000 21 18 3 2
D3 2,000 21 15 6 1
D3A 0 0 5 15 0
D4 2,000 21 5 16 0
D5 2,000 21 20 1 2
C1 – Retail Store Carryout: beer in original sealed container for carryout
C2 – Retail Store Carryout: wine and mixed beverages in sealed containers for carryout
D1 – Restaurant/Night Club: beer only for on premises consumption or in original sealed containers for carry out only until 1 a.m.
D2 – Restaurant/Night Club: wine and mixed beverages for on premises consumption or in original sealed containers for carry out only until 1 a.m.
D3 – Restaurant/Night Club: spirituous liquor for on premises consumption only until 1 a.m.
D3A – Restaurant/Night Club: extended issued permit privileges until 2:30 a.m.
D4 – Club: beer and any intoxicating liquor to members only, for on premises consumption only until 1 a.m.
D5 – Restaurant/Night Club: spirituous liquor for on premises consumption only, beer, wine and mixed beverages for on premises, or off premises in original sealed containers, until 2:30 a.m.
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