The controversy surrounding a Sharpsburg restaurant was rekindled Wednesday when a town councilman filed a complaint against the establishment with Washington County liquor officials.
Sharpsburg Councilman Mathew Barnhart told the Board of License Commissioners for Washington County, known as the liquor board, that the owner of GeGe's Place at 208 S. Church St. allowed alcohol to be used in an enclosed area outside the business last week without having a permit.
Barnhart witnessed the event, he said, when he looked over the enclosure to investigate a strange odor. He said he also believed that drunken patrons were urinating in public and vandalizing a nearby park after they left the business late at night.
"We are at the end of our rope with a lot of these issues," Barnhart said.
GeGe's owner, Benjamin Brown, has been accused over the last several months of allowing rowdy behavior outside the restaurant. Some of the complaints included fighting, loud noise and public urination.