Liquor board briefs

August 06, 2009|By DAN DEARTH

Playhouse Dinner Theater owners seek to transfer license to potential buyer

The owners of The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater in Hagerstown told the Washington County liquor board Wednesday they were interested in transferring their liquor license to a prospective buyer.

Kelly Jenkins and Dixie Odermatt, co-owners of the playhouse at 44 N. Potomac St., asked the Board of License Commissioners for Washington County, known as the liquor board, about the procedure they would have to follow to transfer their liquor license to Jeff Czerbinski, a frequent actor at the playhouse who has shown interest in buying the business.

Odermatt said Thursday she would know more about the progress of the sale within the next few weeks.

Woodpoint Bar & Grill owners seeking Sunday license

The owners of Woodpoint Bar & Grill at 1437 Salem Ave. in Hagerstown told Washington County liquor officials on Wednesday they want to apply for a Sunday liquor license.


Douglas and Keith South said they would like the license to enable Woodpoint to serve alcohol during televised football games on Sundays.

Robert L. Everhart, chairman of the Board of Commissioners for Washington County, known as the liquor board, said a decision on the matter would be made within 30 days.

Businesses meet with board to discuss underage sales

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

The sales occurred June 18, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

The following businesses were accused of selling alcohol to an underage person:

o Potomac Discount Liquors, 187 E. Main St., Hancock

o TJ's Discount Liquors, 11 E. Oak Ridge Drive

o Valley Wine & Spirits, 17301 Valley Mall Road

Robert L. Everhart, liquor board chairman, said each business could lose its liquor license and be ordered to pay a $2,500 fine. Those penalties, which are the maximum, are rarely imposed, he said.

The liquor board agreed to make a decision in each case within the next 30 days.

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