Sec. 13-303.  Licenses.

The record owners of business property abutting public space in areas in downtown Norfolk may, subject to the provisions of this article and despite any provisions in this Code to the contrary, obtain a license to utilize so much of the surface space on which their properties abut as the city determines is not needed for the use of the general public during specified times on specified days for sidewalk cafés.  Any record owner who desires to authorize another to occupy the public space abutting the record owner's property shall file with the city clerk a notarized copy of the agreement covering the space to be occupied prior to the issuance of the license.  A sidewalk café license may not be issued for a business which proposes to sell alcoholic drinks unless that business demonstrates that the sale of alcoholic drinks is not the primary purpose of the business and that the business is primarily a restaurant deriving more that 35% of its gross profits from the sale of food.


Source:  Ord. No. 5614, § 1, 05-06-19;