Liquor Board briefs

March 25, 2009

North American Rod & Gun Club plans to apply for liquor license renewal

Representatives from the North American Rod & Gun Club near Hagerstown told Washington County liquor officials Wednesday they intend to file an application to renew the organization's liquor license.

Club member James Blanks said the renewed license, if granted, would be used until the lease expires in July.

Blanks told the Board of License Commissioners for Washington County, known as the liquor board, he wasn't certain whether the new landlord, Holcim US Inc., of Waltham, Mass., would agree to renew the club's lease at 12108 Belvedere Road.

The North American Rod & Gun Club was established in 1939 and has about 1,400 members, according to the organization's Web site.

Owner of former Decourcy's Pub must resolve dispute before renewing license

Washington County liquor officials on Wednesday once again told a Hagerstown bar owner he would have to settle a lease dispute before he can renew his liquor license.


Adam O'Brien, owner of the former Decourcy's Pub on North Mulberry Street, said for the second consecutive week he wanted to remove Sharon Turner from the liquor license before he renews it next month.

The names of O'Brien and Turner are on the license.

Turner, who is the manager of the building that housed Decourcy's before the neighborhood bar closed, said she wouldn't agree to having her name removed from the liquor license until O'Brien pays her past due rent and other expenses.

O'Brien has said he wants to transfer the license to a building that would be used as an entertainment venue at 24 E. Franklin St.

Robert L. Everhart, chairman of the Board of License Commissioners for Washington County, known as the liquor board, said Turner and O'Brien would have to settle their differences before the license could be renewed.

-- Dan Dearth

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