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by DAN DEARTH | June 21, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - A local developer recently was awarded the former Red Horse Steak House & Anvil Bar's liquor license to open a carryout store on South Potomac Street in Hagerstown. Robert L. Everhart, chairman of the Washington County Board of License Commissioners, said a letter was delivered Monday notifying developer Don Bowman that Bowman's request for the license had been granted. Bowman could not be reached Wednesday for comment. During a June 6 hearing, Bowman lobbied the commissioners for the license.
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NEWS
November 28, 2012
A local caterer and restaurateur was granted a liquor license on Wednesday to do business at the former Black Steer restaurant on Mason Dixon Road north of Hagerstown. The Board of License Commissioners for Washington County, known as the liquor board, voted 3-0 to grant the license to Donald Hoffman. Hoffman told the liquor board that he was shooting for February or March to open Hoffman's American Grill, Deli & Catering at 18203 Mason Dixon Road. Hoffman said after the hearing that he intends to sell chicken, steak, sandwiches and other fare.
NEWS
January 2, 2013
The co-owner of the Hampton Inn at 1716 Dual Highway in Hagerstown told Washington County liquor officials on Wednesday that he wanted to apply for a liquor license. Randy Morral said during a hearing before the Board of License Commissioners for Washington County, known as the liquor board, that he wanted the license to sell alcohol as an additional amenity to his guests. “(We'll) only sell to guests,” he said. “If they're not there, if they don't register, we won't sell to them.” The three-member liquor board told Morral that it would make a decision within 30 days if he chose to apply for the license.
NEWS
July 15, 2012
The owners of the former Woodpoint Grill in Hagerstown told Washington County liquor officials on Wednesday that they needed a new liquor license to reopen the business. Brothers Jeff and Keith South, and their Realtor, Tim Light, said during a hearing before the Board of License Commissioners for Washington County that the Souths have made “six figures” worth of upgrades to the building at 1437 Salem Ave. A third owner, Doug South, did not attend the hearing. “Many wiring issues were discovered that needed remedied before the business could pass code inspection,” Light said.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | December 19, 2012
Next Dimensions Dining & Catering near Funkstown has been fined $500 for allowing customers to consume alcohol at the business while its liquor license was inactive. The Board of License Commissioners for Washington County, known as the liquor board, voted 3-0 to impose the fine during a Wednesday hearing.  “In this case, the board feels that a fine would be a proper deterrent so it doesn't happen again, rather than suspend the license or revoke the license,” liquor board Secretary William Dunham said.
NEWS
By HOLLY SHOK | holly.shok@herald-mail.com | August 13, 2013
Smaller Hagerstown restaurants may soon be able to serve alcohol after the Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday agreed to support lowering the seating requirement from 75 to 50 patrons to attain a liquor license. In an effort to reduce barriers for growth in City Center, the five-member council reached a consensus to make a formal request to the Board of License Commissioners for Washington County for the seating requirement reduction to be made. The three-member panel has the authority to change the seating-requirement law, according to previous reports in The Herald-Mail.
NEWS
August 22, 2012
The prospective buyers of the Hagerstown Hotel & Convention Center told Washington County liquor officials on Wednesday that they wanted to retain the business' liquor license if the sale goes forward. Bill Barnes and Paul Ritchie said during a hearing before the Board of License Commissioners for Washington County, known as the liquor board, that they hadn't settled on a use for the property, but they wanted to maintain the liquor license if they decided to use it later. “We have multiple ideas,” Barnes said.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | July 29, 2009
Antietam Moose 2435 is one step closer to opening the doors of its new lodge at the former The Grille at Park Circle near City Park in Hagerstown. On Wednesday, the Board of License Commissioners for Washington County, known as the liquor board, approved the Moose's application for a liquor license. Lodge administrator Frank Carpenter said the Moose would like to hold its grand opening Aug. 8.
NEWS
March 28, 2012
The county liquor board will allow the owner of the Black Eyed Susan restaurant in Halfway to transfer his liquor license to a new restaurant north of Hagerstown. John Walla told the Board of License Commissioners for Washington County on Wednesday that he will use the license to serve alcohol when he opens a second Black Eyed Susan in mid-April at 18727 North Pointe Drive. The new site was the former location of Beef 'O' Brady's. He said he will stop selling alcohol at the existing restaurant at 17102 Virginia Ave. The current Black Eyed Susan will serve diner-style food, while the new location will offer more sophisticated fare, Walla said.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | February 6, 2008
Frank Illiano, who owns the Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille franchise rights in five Maryland counties, asked Washington County liquor officials for a liquor license Wednesday so he can open one of the restaurants on Eastern Boulevard in Hagerstown. If everything goes as planned, Illiano said he would break ground in April across the street from the Al Pomodoro restaurant at 1101 Opal Court. Illiano said the 8,500-square-foot restaurant would represent about a $5 million investment in the community.
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