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Alcoholic Beverages

CHAPTER 3-7
Retail Licenses

SECTION 3-7-4


§ 3-7-4 Proximity of Class A licenses.

(a) Retailer's Class A licenses under this chapter shall not be issued to authorize the sale of beverages in any store or place within two hundred feet (200') measured by any public way of another premises holding a Class A license. Licenses presently issued to premises within two hundred feet (200') of the premises where another Class A license is presently issued, may continue to be issued to those premises so long as those premises are in continuous operation under the license. Any transfer or removal from those premises of the license is subject to the provisions of this section. Where a proposed licensed place is upon the opposite side of the street from an existing license, the width of the street is to be disregarded in measuring the distance so as to ascertain if it is two hundred feet (200') away from the premises.

(b) In the event that the building or land occupied by the holder of a retailer's Class A license is taken in whole or in part by eminent domain or by other public authority, the board, body or official who issued the license may permit the license to be transferred to a store or place no closer than one hundred fifty feet (150') measured by any public way of other premises holding a Class A license. A retailer's Class A license may be issued to the premises so long as the premises are in continuous operation under the license. Where a proposed licensed place is upon the opposite side of the street from an existing license, the width of the street is to be disregarded in measuring the distance to ascertain if it is one hundred fifty feet (150') away from those premises.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1933, ch. 2013, § 21; P.L. 1936, ch. 2338, § 4; P.L. 1937, ch. 2522, § 2; G.L. 1938, ch. 163, § 7; P.L. 1941, ch. 1038, § 1; P.L. 1946, ch. 1708, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 3-7-4; P.L. 1964, ch. 231, § 2; P.L. 1965, ch. 130, § 1.)