Halfway residents oppose billiards parlor
Most of the more than 50 people who showed up for a zoning hearing Wednesday night were opposed to a billiards parlor and restaurant proposed for York Road near the Western Sizzlin' restaurant on Halfway Boulevard.
Opponents said their chief concern was about Hagerstown Billiards Inc.'s plan to serve beer.
Jason Carbaugh, co-owner of Hagerstown Billiards with his brother Gary, told the Washington County Board of Zoning Appeals that a special exception should be granted for the parlor because it is functionally similar to principal permitted uses in the Business Local zone, including taverns.
Carbaugh said his establishment would be "upscale" and family-oriented and would give people in Hagerstown something to do.
The business would be in a commercial building called The Village, which has housed an amateur radio shop and a piece goods store.