City of Linwood, NJ
Atlantic County
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A. 
The plenary retail consumption license shall be issued for the sale of alcoholic beverages only in such facility or location meeting the following minimum criteria:
(1) 
The licensed premises shall be operated in conjunction with a restaurant, dining hall or catering facility regularly and principally used for the purpose of providing meals to its customers and having adequate kitchen and dining facilities.
[Amended 9-12-2012 by Ord. No. 15-2012]
(2) 
The restaurant, dining hall or catering facility may include barrooms for use ancillary to the restaurant, dining hall or catering facility use, but may not include any use as a nightclub or gentlemen’s club.
[Amended 9-12-2012 by Ord. No. 15-2012]
(3) 
In the operation of the restaurant, dining hall or catering facility, the sale of package goods at retail, for consumption off the licensed premises, is permitted from the principal bar room of such establishment only.
[Amended 4-26-2017 by Ord. No. 5-2017]
(4) 
Licensed premises shall meet all requirements of operation as provided under the Municipal Code of the City of Linwood.
[Amended 9-12-2012 by Ord. No. 15-2012]
(5) 
Licensed premises must be situated within a zoning district within which restaurants, other than fast food services, are permitted uses.
(6) 
The design and plan for the restaurant must be approved by City Council.
[Amended 7-11-2007 by Ord. No. 17-2007; 10-22-2014 by Ord. No. 19-2014]
(7) 
In the operation of the restaurant, dining hall or catering facility, no vending machines, pool tables, jukeboxes, arcades or outside entertainment shall be permitted.
[Amended 10-22-2014 by Ord. No. 19-2014[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection A(8), which immediately followed this subsection, and which, with respect to restaurants, dining halls or catering facilities, prohibited food service or the consumption of alcoholic beverages outside of the licensed premises, was repealed 10-22-2014 by Ord. No. 19-2014.
B. 
Such license shall be revocable for the discontinuance of the operation of such facility in the manner set forth in Subsection A(1) of this section.
C. 
Such license shall not be transferred except to premises operated in accordance with the limitations and restrictions of this section.
D. 
Any renewal or transfer of a license issued pursuant to this section shall be granted subject to all the limitations and conditions of this section.
In addition to any other penalty permitted by New Jersey law or this chapter, any person, other than licensees, who shall knowingly violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine of not more than $1,000. In addition to said fine, the court may, in its discretion, impose a term of imprisonment in the county jail of a term not exceeding 90 days or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, or both.