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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Spacing Restriction on Liquor Stores

This Friday the city council will vote on changing a spacing restriction on liquor stores.

Currently, city ordinance requires any new liquor store to be 2,000 feet away from any other liquor store and 300 feet away from a school or place of religious assembly (synagogue, church, mosque, temple etc.).

The Minneapolis Code of Ordinances restricts other activities in close proximity to places of religious assembly and schools such as adult entertainment businesses and pawn shops.

Liquor stores are currently restricted from locating within 300 feet as
measured from the front door to the front door. Council Member Tuthill
is proposing to change this measurement to be from property line to property line rather than door to door.

For more information there has been some coverage of this in the press:
The staff report and first proposed amendment can be found in agenda item 7. here:

Before I vote on Friday I would like to hear your opinion.

Let me know if you have any questions or need additional information.



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