Fargo, ND asked in Business Law and Business Formation for North Dakota

Q: Can I have a self serve wine tasting bar in Fargo, ND? Can patrons self serve wine from a machine?

I could not find anywhere in ND law that says they cannot but when I submit an application for a liquor license it asks for the floor plan and I'm worried that if the wine dispensing machines are not "behind a bar" then I will get denied. My whole business revolves around people being able to insert a card into an Enomatic wine machine to dispense a 2oz, 4oz or 6oz glass of wine for themselves. The technology of the machine allows limits on the alcohol a single person can consume.

1 Lawyer Answer

Lucas Wynne

Answered
  • Grand Forks, ND
  • Licensed in North Dakota

A: As an attorney who works with various small business owners, there are often questions which have not yet been addressed by North Dakota's laws. You may also be looking at liability issues with your plan.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.