§ 3-7-16.2. Class K ancient tavern license.
(a) The local licensing board has the power to grant and may grant on request by the legal owners of any building which has had a public and continuous use and license as a tavern for ten (10) years or more prior to 1730 A.D. (and which building is located on the same spot where the license was then effective) an ancient tavern license, effective only for the premises described above, and the license grants the following privileges:
(1) The right to sell for consumption on the premises alcoholic beverages of all kinds as adjuncts to meals to patrons sitting at tables.
(2) The right to open at any time after eight in the morning (8:00 a.m.) and to remain open until the closing hours established by the local board of license commissioners for other licensed places or to close at any time earlier than that set time for closing, if the owners shall elect.
(b) The holding of the ancient tavern license is subject, as to matters of order and police, to the same rules as prevail for other licensed places in that locality and as to matters of health and sanitation, is subject to the same rules and requirements as prevail for other licensed places in that locality.
(c) The owners of any building described in subsection (a) receiving an ancient tavern license shall pay each year to the municipality in which it is located six hundred dollars ($600) for the license.
(G.L. 1956, § 3-7-16.2; P.L. 1969, ch. 85, § 1.)