Temporary location of Schoenbar
at The Plaza
By Penny Eubanks
August 31, 2005
Please note when reading
the below statutes: Alaska laws DO NOT prohibit schools from
locating near a business which distributes/sells alcoholic beverages
(location near a liquor dispensory is left to the discretion
of the School District and the School Board), but does prohibit
licensing for a alcohol beverage dispenser wishing to locate
near a school or church. This law DOES NOT apply to a business
or license issued prior to the presence of a school or church
locating near this type of business.
So in this case, Safeway's
Oaken Keg, and Plaza's Newtown Liquor are not affected by the
statutes regarding location near a school or church, and Ketchikan
Gateway School District is also not affected by any statutes
regarding its temporary location of Schoenbar at The Plaza.
Alaska Statutes regarding alcoholic
AS 04.11.410. Restriction of Location Near Churches and Schools.
(a) A beverage dispensary or
package store license may not be issued and the location of an
existing license may not be transferred if the licensed premises
would be located in a building the public entrance of which is
within 200 feet of a school ground or a church building in which
religious services are regularly conducted, measured by the shortest
pedestrian route from the outer boundaries of the school ground
or the public entrance of the church building. However, a license
issued before the presence of either cause of restriction within
200 feet of the licensed premises may be renewed or transferred
to a person notwithstanding this subsection.
(b) If a beverage dispensary
or package store license for premises located within 200 feet
of a school ground or church building in which religious services
are regularly conducted is revoked, expires, or is transferred
to another location, a beverage dispensary or package store license
may not be issued or transferred to the formerly licensed premises
until the cessation of either cause of restriction.
Ketchikan, AK - USA
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