HAGERSTOWN -- About 15 people attended a hearing Wednesday to oppose a man's request to open a liquor store in a shopping center at the intersection of Robinwood and John F. Kennedy drives in Hagerstown.
City resident Ronnie Jiang told the Board of License Commissioners for Washington County, also known as the liquor board, that he would like to open RJ Wine and Spirits in two or three months. The 1,500-square-foot store would be open Mondays through Saturdays, he said.
Several people in the audience, many of them Washington County liquor store or tavern owners, said the area doesn't need another liquor store.
Louis Thomas, owner of The Yellow House in Boonsboro, said a new liquor store on Robinwood Drive, which is near Hagerstown Community College and the construction site of Washington County Regional Medical Center, would contribute to traffic problems.