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Billiards parlor planned

March 17, 1998|By STEVEN T. DENNIS

Billiards parlor planned

Two Hagerstown brothers plan to open an upscale billiards parlor and restaurant in a commercial building near Western Sizzlin' off of Halfway Boulevard.

The billiards parlor would serve food, beer and wine and include 20 Brunswick Gold Crown pool tables, according to documents filed at the Washington County Board of Zoning Appeals. The restaurant would include hot and cold sandwiches, burgers, fries and other items.

The business would be in a building called The Village, which has housed an amateur radio shop and a piece goods shop.

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Jason and Gary Carbaugh have applied for a exemption from parking requirements. According to the application filed with the Washington County Board of Zoning Appeals, the zoning rules require 64 parking spaces, The building has 59 spaces.

Jason Carbaugh said in an interview that the parlor will have full-time security keeping and eye on the parking lot.

"Billiards is so big right now and Hagerstown is in need of something like this," Carbaugh said.

He said the parlor won't have loud music and will have a family atmosphere, including lessons for beginners and tournaments.

"We don't want any kind of hangout," he said. "We want an atmosphere where people can enjoy the sport without worrying about fights or anything like that."

Carbaugh said the Brunswick tables are the best money can buy, at a retail price of $7,000 a copy.

Carbaugh said they hope to open by early summer.

The Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a public hearing on the appeal at their 7 p.m. meeting Wednesday at the Washington County Commissioners meeting room at 100 W. Washington Street.

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