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On January 10, 2017 the Clark County, Nevada Department of Business License  proposed a number of changes to its liquor code.  The proposed changes are:

  • Allowing for sale of “growlers” from certain package licensees
  • Allowing restaurant floor plan flexibility by allowing a business to submit a security plan rather than mandatory physical barriers between bars and seating areas
  • Allowing corkage service in restaurant – bring your own bottle
  • Eliminating strict ratio for bar/lounge seating in relation to restaurant seats.

Also proposed is a new ancillary liquor license for businesses such as painting studios, driving ranges, etc.

Liquor retailers will find these changes a very positive development and will help avoid restrictions on what a retailer can do in Clark County compared to other licensing jurisdictions in Nevada.  More info on the proposed Code changes can be found here: http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/business-license/lg/Documents/Proposed%20Amendments%20to%20Liquor%20Codes.pdf