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Washington County liquor board briefs

November 14, 2007|By DAN DEARTH

Olive Garden granted liquor license

The Olive Garden restaurant that will open near Valley Mall in Halfway was granted a liquor license Wednesday by the Board of License Commissioners for Washington County.

M. Lynn Williams, the attorney representing Olive Garden, said the restaurant should open in January. About 10 percent of the restaurant's business would be alcohol sales, she said.

"We've been wanting an Olive Garden here for a long time, and we finally have an opportunity at the Valley Mall," she said.

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Commission Chairman Robert L. Everhart said the commissioners would hold the liquor license until the Olive Garden opens.




Conamer Drive eatery gets conditional license

The Board of License Commissioners for Washington County on Wednesday granted a conditional liquor license to a Hagerstown businessman who wants to open an upscale restaurant on Conamar Drive near the post office.

Before the liquor license is granted, David Lookabaugh has to have the business inspected by the health and fire departments, among other things.

Lookabaugh said the opening of Aqua 103, which will serve steaks and seafood, is slated for January.




Hard Times Cafe asks for liquor license

The owners of a Frederick, Md., cafe on Wednesday made the preliminary step to get a liquor license from the Board of License Commissioners for Washington County to open a restaurant in Washington County.

Joseph Szekeres, owner of Hard Times Cafe, said he would like to open one of the bar/restaurants in the Valley Plaza Shopping Center near Halfway and Massey boulevards.

The commissioners told Szekeres that he would need, among other things, to form a corporation to be considered for a liquor license.

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