Signs recommends that bundle alcohol is not permitted to be consumed at the Fremont Street Experience Thursday, July 17, 2014.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015|1:02 p.m.
. The Las Vegas City board is temporarily putting a hang on new plan alcohol licenses while it studies whether parts of the city are oversaturated with alcohol retailers.
The council today unanimously authorized a 90-day moratorium that blocks any brand-new land-use applications that include a bundle liquor license.
Bundle alcohol is alcohol offered in closed or corked containers planned to be drank off premises, like at home or a hotel room. The classification consists of liquor stores, grocery stores, convenience stores, gambling establishment gift dispensaries and some bars.
Only shops with floor areas less than 5,000 square feet are impacted by the moratorium.
The number of licenses for plan suppliers has actually been growing faster than other types of alcohol licenses, prompting concern from city authorities about the health and wellness effects of too many liquor retailers.
“We know there are problems connected with overconsumption; exists a relationship then between the accessibility or area of package (liquor stores)?” asked Chief Sustainability Officer Tom Perrigo.
The city has 569 establishments certified to offer bundle liquor, beer or wine, including 145 liquor shops.
Perrigo said the expansion of liquor stores and retailers can drive down the cost of alcohol, causing enhanced usage that triggers further health and wellness concerns. Research studies have actually shown that adding brand-new liquor stores to a location, no matter pricing, also results in increased usage, Perrigo stated.
The 90-day freeze will offer city staff time to study the distribution of alcohol shops, tie in nationwide research study on the subject and return with any recommended modifications to the city’s alcohol ordinances.
“Exactly what sort of calls, what type of problems are we seeing in areas where we have a saturation of plan alcohol,” Company Licensing Director Karen Duddleston stated.
Among things the City board will likely be asked to consider are what kinds of shops ought to be selling package alcohol and the number of package shops are required in a provided area.