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Prospective Peach Pub buyers owners get conditional license

Plans include turning the business into a sports bar and restaurant

September 15, 2010|By DAN DEARTH

Washington County liquor officials on Wednesday granted a conditional liquor license transfer to the prospective buyers of the Peach Pub restaurant and bar at 43 S. Potomac St. in Hagerstown.

Robert L. Everhart, chairman of the Board of License Commissioners for Washington County, known as the liquor board, said during a hearing Wednesday that officials would hold the transfer until the interested buyers, Boonsboro resident David Hall and his fiance, Debora M. Gaudin, resolve an issue with one of the walk-in coolers.

Hall and Gaudin went before the liquor board to request that licensee Kendra Peacher be replaced on the license by Gaudin.

Peacher said after the hearing that she hoped the deal would be closed early next week. She said the Peachers weren't selling the business because of the sluggish economy.

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"We're going to move on to other ventures," said Peacher, who opened the Peach Pub in 2008 with her father, David Peacher. "The Peach Pub is doing very good."

Hall said after the hearing that he and Gaudin plan to transform the business into a sports bar and restaurant called Legends on the Square.

"We're going to turn it into a restaurant that has a bar, rather than a bar that has a restaurant," Hall said. "It's going to be a little more upscale, but still at a Hagerstown price."

Hall said entrees would cost $14 to $17, but patrons also would be able to order sandwiches and other pub fare.

Legends on the Square would remain open while the interior was being remodeled, a process that would take about a year, Hall said.

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