Limits on sales of single containers of alcohol start Dec. 1 in Joliet
From Staff Reports November 22, 2012 8:02PM
Updated: December 24, 2012 7:14AM
JOLIET — The city’s new limits on sales of single containers of alcohol go into effect Dec. 1.
Joliet Mayor and Liquor Commissioner Thomas Giarrante put out a statement this week reminding liquor stores of the new rules on single-container sales. He also noted that all liquor licensees must pay bills owed to the city before the end of the year before their licenses will be renewed.
The limit on single-container sales was approved in September, but stores were given until Dec. 1 to sell existing inventory.
Citywide rules bar sales of beer in containers of 12 ounces or less. Liquor other than beer or wine must be sold in containers larger than 6.4 ounces. Restrictions affecting stores in the downtown area prohibit the sale of beer in containers of 40 ounces or less.
Meanwhile, liquor license renewal applications have been mailed to establishments that must renew before noon on Dec. 31.
“All water bills, taxes, alarm fees and more need to be caught up,” Giarrante said in the statement. “While the problem isn’t widespread, a small percentage of licensees need to be reminded and we will hold them to it.”