New Regulations Take Effect for Liquor, Tobacco Stores Moving to Kirkwood

With a second and final vote from council, all new liquor and tobacco stores, as well as car washes, must go before the city's planning and zoning commission.

The Kirkwood City Council unanimously approved tighter regulations on liquor and tabacco stores as well as car washes opening in the city.

With its second and final vote in favor of a bill that addresses the types of businesses moving to Kirkwood, petitioners must now seek a special use permit from the city's planning commission before pursuing any kind of development of these businesses.

The council voted unanimously for the bill, one Kirkwood Mayor Art McDonnell says will provide the city and residents more control over development in Kirkwood. 

Last week's decision by the council follows a first vote on the matter that followed a public hearing. The bill was presented to council after Dirt Cheap applied for an occupancy permit for 915 South Kirkwood Rd.

U-Gas is appealing to the Kirkwood City Council to develop the site.  

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Ron G. January 25, 2013 at 05:40 PM
So will this affect the gas stations that sell liquor 24 hrs a day? Take a walk alongside the new Mobil on The Run. You'll spot many of those airplane size little liquor bottles, empty, as patrons buy them and pour them into their fountain drinks, then throw them to the ground and drive, or stagger, away...
Beth von Behren January 25, 2013 at 07:49 PM
The ordinance will only affect new businesses coming into or opening in Kirkwood.
coijsedosk mjcvoihsowso January 25, 2013 at 08:56 PM
Disquarded disquarded The word you've entered isn't in the dictionary.
Ron G. January 25, 2013 at 09:00 PM
Meant to read: 'Discarded, s.i.c., my apologies...
jimmiebigballs January 25, 2013 at 10:36 PM
Where have all the fun folks gone? Webster? We need to buy CHEAP! Let Dirt Cheap come in....


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