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Liquor Board briefs

April 01, 2009

Three businesses charged with underage alcohol sales



The Board of License Commissioners for Washington County, known as the liquor board, met Wednesday with representatives of three Hagerstown businesses to discuss incidents in which employees were alleged to have sold alcohol to an underage police agent.

The sales occurred Feb. 14 and 15, according to Sgt. Kevin Simmers and Officer Heather Albowicz of the Hagerstown Police Department.

The following businesses were charged with selling alcohol to an underage person:

o Buffalo Wild Wings, 230 Railway Lane

o Red Lobster, 1681 Wesel Blvd.

o West End Pub, 5 Nottingham Road

Robert L. Everhart, liquor board chairman, said each business could lose its liquor license and be ordered to pay a $2,500 fine, but that penalty, which is the maximum, is rarely imposed.

Everhart said the liquor board would make a decision in each cases within 30 days.

Owner of former Rocky's University Pizza applies for liquor license



The owner of the former Rocky's University Pizza in Hagerstown applied Wednesday for a liquor license.

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Vinnie DiCola told the Board of License Commissioners for Washington County, known as the liquor board, that he plans to use the license to sell beer and wine when he reopens May 1.

DiCola was forced to move to 40 N. Potomac St. after an August fire gutted the pizza shop on Public Square.

He said the new business will be called Rocky's Pizza and Cafe Napoli.

DiCola said he wanted to thank developer Tom Norton for donating $15,000 in services to make the move possible.

- Dan Dearth

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