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Board rejects club's liquor license request

April 26, 2000|By DAN KULIN /Staff Writer

A liquor license application for a new music club across from Hagerstown City Hall was dismissed Wednesday.

The three-member Board of License Commissioners for Washington County, which oversees county liquor licenses, unanimously agreed to dismiss the application from the owners of KingPin at 41 N. Potomac St. The club owners had applied for a liquor pouring license.

The Liquor Board was scheduled to hear public testimony on the application last week. Several neighbors who wanted to testify against the new club receiving a liquor license were at the hearing. But when only one of the two club owners showed up, the hearing was postponed.

At that time the board members agreed to give the club owners a week to explain the absence. But the board never received a response, said board Chairman Donald L. Mellott.

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Mellott said the owners could reapply for a liquor license. He said the board was looking into whether the owners would have to wait six months to reapply.

KingPin co-owner Zachary Ohler said his business partner who failed to attend last week's hearing is no longer with the business.

Ohler said he plans to reapply for a liquor license "sometime down the line."

Ohler plans on having the club open in the meantime.

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