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Colorado Liquor Enforcement considers stores, offices, yoga studios, galleries, gyms, etc. to be public places.  It is illegal to serve alcohol to the public in a public place unless you meet one of the following criteria:

You are having a private party in your establishment and you have not advertised the event.  You must keep track of the invitees and you may not let anyone in to the party who hasn’t been invited.  Also, you may not charge for the alcohol that is served.

You are a non-profit and you have obtained a Special Event Liquor License from the Town prior to your event.  You may charge for the alcohol.  See carbondalegov.org for details.

 You are an art gallery who has obtained an Art Gallery Liquor Permit.  The State defines an art gallery as “an establishment whose primary purpose is the display and sale of works of fine art, and precious or semi-precious metal or stones.  Works of fine art may include, but are not limited to: painting, sculpture, drawing, mosaic, photography, calligraphy, graphic art or craft work in materials such as clay, textile, fiber, wood, metal, plastic or glass.  You may not charge for the alcohol.”

If you are unsure you meet this criteria or for further information please contact Cathy Derby, Town Clerk, cderby@carbondaleco.net ; 510-1206