Officials Rule Club Permit Not Necessary For Beer, Wine Sales

Posted: May 9, 2013 at 5 a.m.

A review of city ordinances and state laws means a benefit for restaurants selling only beer and wine, but a possible loss of revenue for Rogers.

Fast Facts

Rogers Clubs

There are more than 60 private club licenses in Rogers, according to the city clerk.

• Some of the recent private club licenses issued are for beer and wine sales only.

• It's no longer necessary for a restaurant selling only beer and wine to acquire a private club license.

• Only restaurants, hotels and bars selling spirits are required to have a private club license from the state and city.

• A 5 percent alcohol sales tax is collected by the city on private club drink sales.

• The alcohol sales tax isn't collected at restaurants selling only beer and wine.

Source: Staff Report

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