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Record #: O2016-697   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 2/10/2016 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on License and Consumer Protection
Final action: 3/16/2016
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 4-384 by adding new Section 4-384-170 concerning Animal Shelter Cafe permit
Sponsors: Silverstein, Debra L.
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 4 - Businesses, Occupations & Consumer Protection - Ch. 384 Animal Care
Attachments: 1. O2016-697.pdf, 2. O2016-697 (V1).pdf



SECTION 1. Chapter 4-384 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by adding a new section 4-384-170, as follows:.
4-384-170 Animal Shelter Cafe permit.
For purposes of this section the following definitions apply:

"Beverages" means non-alcoholic beverages, including but not limited to coffee,
tea, and water.

"Cafe" means that enclosed portion of the licensed humane society premises reserved solely for the sale of beverages.

"Permittee" means a person issued an animal shelter cafe permit under this
Notwithstanding any provision of this code to the contrary, a humane society may sell beverages in its licensed facility in compliance with this section; provided that no more than 20% of the total floor area, or the amount of floor area permitted in the applicable zoning district, whichever is less, shall be used for the sale of beverages. The animal shelter cafe permit authorizes only the sale of non-alcoholic beverages. The permit shall be for a term of two years and the fee shall be $250.
The permit granted under this section does not authorize the licensee to engage in the business of a retail food establishment, except as authorized in this section.
Qualifications and application.

A permit or renewal of a permit issued under this section shall be denied or revoked for any of the following:

the applicant or permittee does not have a valid animal care license issued under this chapter;
the applicant or permittee is not a humane society whose mission and practice is, in whole or in significant part, the rescue and placement of dogs or cats; or
the enclosed area or operation of the cafe is not in compliance with this section or applicable rules.
An application for, or a renewal of, an animal shelter cafe permit shall be made to the commissioner in a form and manner provided by the commissioner. The application shall include:

proof that the applicant holds a vali...

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