Establishment of a Retail Liquor Store
(1)When the Commission decides to establish a new retail liquor store, the Commission:
(a)Determines the criteria for location and premises;
(b)Determines a geographic location in which to locate a retail liquor store or a precise location;
(c)Sets a target date for a retail liquor store to begin operation; and
(d)Follows the procedure described in OAR 845-015-0120 (Retail Sales Agent Selection Procedure) and 845-015-0125 (Retail Sales Agent Selection Criteria) for selecting and appointing a retail sales agent.
(2)The Commission may discontinue a retail liquor store that has a retail sales agent vacancy. If the Commission continues a retail liquor store, it evaluates whether the existing premises satisfactorily meets the standards for location and premises set forth in the Site Evaluation Form. If it does not meet the minimum standards, the Commission follows the procedure described in section (1) of this rule.
(3)The Commission may arrange for a particular location for a retail liquor store, before appointing a retail sales agent. The Commission may sign an option to lease or enter into a lease that is assignable to a retail sales agent without recourse by the lessor against the Commission. A retail sales agent must reimburse the Commission, on its terms, for appropriate expenses associated with establishing a retail liquor store.
Rule 845-015-0110 — Establishment of a Retail Liquor Store,