(a)  Keys Required.  Any lock used to secure a storage area shall be capable of being unlocked with a key that is available on the premises at all times.

(b)  Official Inspections.  Storage areas shall be open to inspection by the Commission or law enforcement officers pursuant to G.S. 18B-502.

(c)  Empty Containers.  As soon as a container of spirituous liquor is empty, the permittee or his employee shall permanently deface the mixed beverages tax stamp and dispose of the bottle.

(d)  Guest Room Cabinet Permittees.  A hotel that has been issued a Guest Room Cabinet Permit may store spirituous liquor and premixed cocktails purchased for resale from guest room cabinets in the same storage area with alcoholic beverages purchased for resale in mixed beverages, as provided in Paragraph (a) of this Rule.  A hotel shall not, however, place on display at mixing stations any 50 milliliter containers of liquor that were purchased for resale from cabinets.  Empty or partially empty containers of alcoholic beverages purchased by a room guest from a cabinet shall be disposed of by the permittee after the room guest has checked out of the hotel.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 18B-100; 18B-207; 18B-502; 18B-1001(13); 18B-1007(b);

Eff. January 1, 1982;

Amended Eff. April 1, 2011; July 1, 1992; May 1, 1984;

Transferred and Recodified from 04 NCAC 02S .0512 Eff. August 1, 2015;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. August 20, 2016.