The applicant is requesting City Council approval to sell intoxicating liquor in the original package. The applicant has also applied for a Sunday Sales license and should this application be approved by City Council, staff will administratively approve that license. This applicant had previously applied for this license and was denied by City Council on April 5, 2021. Since that denial S.M. Trading Corporation conducted a neighborhood meeting on May 20, 2021 to explain the project and hear neighbor concerns.
S.M. Trading has agreed to make change to both the site and operations of the store because of the meeting. Exterior lighting has been changed to minimize the impacts to residents across Lee’s Summit Road. Additional landscaping will be added to soften the building and help obscure vehicle headlights in the parking lot. The hours of operations have been reduced from 24-hours to closing no later then 11 pm. Finally, the applicant has agreed not to sell any type of “drug paraphernalia”. See attached Letter of Explanation.
This convenience store with gas is still under construction at 4200 S. Lee’s Summit Road just south of Cracker Barrel. The applicant has submitted a signed affidavit indicating that this location will have alcohol sales that meet the City’s Alcoholic Beverage Code.