For purposes of this Article, a club or organization (hereinafter “club”) which is not “distinctly private” is any organization, institution, club or place of accommodation which:
Has membership of whatever kind totaling 400 or more; and
Provides regular meal service by providing, either directly or indirectly under a contract with another person, any meals on three or more days per week during two or more weeks per month during six or more months per year; and
Regularly accepts payments:
From nonmembers for dues or expenses incurred at the club by members or nonmembers in the furtherance of trade or business; or
On behalf of nonmembers for expenses incurred at the club by nonmembers in the furtherance of trade or business.
“Regularly accepts payment” as used in this Article shall mean a club accepting as many payments during the course of a year as the number of weeks any part of which the club is available for use by members or nonmembers per year; the payments may be for dues, fees, use of space, facilities, services, meals or beverages.
“Furtherance of trade or business” as used in this Article shall mean: (1) payment made by or on behalf of a trade or business organization; (2) payment made by an individual from an account which the individual uses primarily for trade or business purposes; (3) payment made by an individual who is reimbursed for the payment by the individual’s employer or by a trade or business organization, or other payment made in connection with an individual’s trade or business, including entertaining clients or business associates, holding meetings or other business-related events; or (4) payment made by an individual which is deducted from the individual’s federal or state tax returns as a business expense.
(Added by Ord. 451-87, App. 11/17/87)