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City of San Mateo Municipal Code.


"Business establishment" means a separate place of business having the following characteristics:

(1) The ownership and management of all operations conducted within such establishment is separate and distinct from the ownership and management of operations conducted within other establishments on the same or adjacent zoning plots;

(2) Direct public access to such "business establishment" is separate and distinct from direct access to any other business establishment;

(3) There is no direct public access from within such establishment to any other such establishment.

When adjacent places of business lack any one of the aforesaid characteristics with respect to one another, they shall then be considered as a single "business establishment" for the purpose of this title.