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Las Vegas to allow some restaurants to deliver alcohol during pandemic

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Posted: 10:44 AM, Mar 26, 2020
Updated: 2020-04-02 10:55:59-04
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UPDATE APRIL 1: The City of Las Vegas says it is also going to allow some businesses to deliver alcohol amid the pandemic.

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The city says it can issue a Time-Limited Alcohol Delivery permit for 30 days, renewable based on the duration of the current restrictions on businesses, which will allow a business with an existing alcohol license (beer/wine, tavern, tavern-limited, etc.) and a food service license to deliver a meal with alcohol.

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According to a press release sent to the media, permit rules and conditions include:

Liquor Delivery with Meal Permit Rules/Conditions
  • Allows businesses with an existing alcohol license and food service to deliver alcohol with a meal;
  • Time-Limited Alcohol Delivery Permit is good for 30 days;
  • Renewable based on duration of the current restrictions on businesses;
  • Commercial locations only;
  • Can only sell type of alcohol that they are currently licensed for; beer/wine licensee may only offer beer and wine with their take-out meal;
  • Alcoholic beverages must be in the manufacturer’s sealed container;
  • $100 permit;
  • Liquor must be delivered by owner or employee of business; NO third-party delivery (i.e. Lyft, Uber, Amazon, etc.) allowed;
  • Individual delivering must verify the person accepting the delivery is 21-years-old or older;
  • Employee delivering MUST have an unexpired alcohol awareness card and a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police work card, no exceptions; and
  • Owners and key employees already registered with the city do not need a work card, but must still have an unexpired alcohol awareness card.

The city says it will waive the daily fee and only charge the processing fee of $100 per permit.

This permit is separate from the curbside permit, which began to be offered by the city’s Business Licensing section March 26. Both of these permits can be applied for online at here, through the licensee’s online business license account.

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Questions can be emailed to license@lasvegasnevada.gov.

Permits will be processed in one to two business days. For updated business license information during the pandemic visit LasVegasNevada.gov/CoronavirusLicensing.

ORIGINAL STORY
NEVADA (KTNV) -- The City of Las Vegas says it is launching a plan that would allow restaurants providing curbside meals to also sell alcohol with those meals.

The city will issue an "Alcohol Time-Limited Permit" for 30 days, renewable based on the duration of the coronavirus situation, which will allow a business with an existing alcohol license (beer/wine, tavern, tavern-limited, etc.) and a food service license to do curbside pickup of alcohol with a meal.

These commercial locations will only be able to sell the types of alcohol that they are currently licensed for. For example, a beer/wine licensee may only offer beer and wine with their take-out meals, and alcohol must be in the manufacturer’s sealed container.

The city will waive the daily fee and only charge the processing fee of $100 per permit.

A city of Las Vegas business can apply for the permit through its online business license account. Questions can be emailed to license@lasvegasnevada.gov. Permits will be processed in one to two business days.

The city says it has heard from business owners that this plan would be especially helpful as their operations are being impacted due to closures relating to the coronavirus.

HENDERSON INFORMATION
Due to the ongoing closure to the public of dine-in options at restaurants and other foodservice establishments, the City of Henderson will temporarily allow curbside alcohol service for certain business license classifications.

As of 5 p.m. on March 26 until the declared end of the closure of non-essential businesses or for the next 30 days, whichever occurs first, any establishment holding a restaurant with bar, tavern, beer/wine on-sale, full-liquor on-sale or brewery license may serve beer/wine/spirits/liquor in conjunction with meals being picked up curbside at the establishment.

Henderson representatives also said there are no fees for the time-limited liquor permit.

Establishments choosing to serve alcoholic beverages with a take-out meal must email the city of Henderson Business Operations Division at FILicensedivision@cityofhenderson.com.

The email must include the business name and address, current city of Henderson's business license number, and the contact phone number for the owner or key employee.

Businesses can also visit here for further information on the time limited liquor permit for curbside pickup and cannabis delivery regulations.