Packaged Alcoholic Beverage Sales Stakeholder Workshop: June 22
The City of Reno is continuing to host Packaged Alcoholic Beverage Sales Stakeholder Workshops. A final public workshop to learn more about the proposed changes and to provide comments is scheduled for Tuesday, June 22, 2021 from 3 to 4 p.m. at Reno City Hall. The meeting is open to all with packaged liquor licenses, interested parties, and community partners.
The City of Reno is holding meetings with businesses and community stakeholders to gather input on draft ordinance amendments to Reno Municipal Code (RMC) Title 5, Privileged Licenses and Title 18, Land Development Code, related to packaged alcoholic beverage and package wine and beer licensing regulations, among other amendments.
The draft ordinance amendments include, but are not limited to:
- enhancing public safety by better regulating packaged alcohol stores;
- clarifying the City’s discretion to approve, deny, or approve applications with conditions;
- and establishing procedures to maintain land use compatibility.
Additional standards are proposed for the Downtown Reno Restricted Alcohol License Area and East 4th Street Corridor (and within 1,000 feet of each area), including new operational and safety standards, restrictions on single serving containers, and a fresh or frozen perishable food requirement with certain exceptions, with an 18-month conformance period for certain businesses.
Additionally, there will be amendments to clarify definitions and alcohol license classifications. For more information, visit Reno.gov/CommunityDevelopment.