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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | June 12, 2013
A Hagerstown man appeared before Washington County liquor board officials on Wednesday to apply for a liquor license to reopen the Woodpoint Bar & Grill off Salem Avenue in Hagerstown. Brian Marquiss said during a hearing before the Board of License Commissioners for Washington County that he has been meeting with building, fire and health inspectors to reopen the business. He said work still needs to be done on the ceiling, a floor in a walk-in cooler, and tiles in the bar and kitchen.
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NEWS
February 25, 2009
The owner of Rocky's University New York Pizza in downtown Hagerstown told Washington County liquor officials Wednesday he plans to reopen the business at 40 N. Potomac St. on May 1. Vinnie DiCola appeared before the Board of License Commissioners for Washington County, known as the liquor board, to discuss the status of his liquor license. DiCola said he didn't plan to renew the license he used at the former Rocky's University New York Pizza on Public Square, which was destroyed by a fire last August.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | April 11, 2012
Washington County liquor officials Wednesday warned the owner of the Short Stop Tavern in Hagerstown to make progress on reopening the establishment or risk losing his liquor license. During a hearing, the Board of License Commissioners for Washington County told Mike Deming, owner of the Short Stop Tavern at 17 W. Antietam St., to show progress in six months, or they would consider revoking the license. Deming said he plans to move the tavern about a half block east from its current location to the corner of South Potomac and West Antietam streets.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | July 11, 2013
An Annapolis restaurateur told Washington County liquor officials Wednesday that he wants to open a coffee shop with delivery service on Public Square in Hagerstown. Pietro Priola said during a hearing before the Board of License Commissioners for Washington County that if everything goes as planned, he will open the coffee shop around Aug. 1 at 2 W. Washington St. “I just took it over about two weeks ago,” he said. “We're doing the coffee bar, coffee house with food. We're doing salads, sandwiches, soups, wraps and stuff like that.” Priola said he requested the hearing before the liquor board to discuss meeting the seating requirement to obtain a license to serve beer and local wines.
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By DAN KULIN /Staff Writer | April 21, 1999
Hagerstown Police Department complaints about a downtown bar and restaurant, which was the site of a March stabbing, could cost the establishment its liquor license. During a hearing before the Washington County Board of License Commissioners on Wednesday, city police officers said the patrons of Regals Restaurant & Lounge at 12-14 N. Jonathan St. are drunk and unruly when they leave the establishment at closing time and congregate in a nearby parking lot. Police included reports about a March 20 stabbing and a fight that followed in their complaint to the Liquor Board, according to a letter from the board to the owners of Regals.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | August 1, 2012
Washington County liquor officials on Wednesday voted 3-0 to deny a local developer's request for a liquor license transfer. Adam Shaool, of Washco Developments Inc., applied for the license that was held by the former Landing Restaurant at 710 Dual Highway in Hagerstown. He told the Board of License Commissioners for Washington County during a hearing Wednesday that he wanted to transfer the license to a site that was under construction at 93 Eastern Blvd. Shaool did not say what type of business he intended to open at the property, but said it had been zoned for a number of uses, including a bank, liquor store and restaurant.
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by BRIAN SHAPPELL | November 17, 2003
shappell@herald-mail.com The Board of License Commissioners for Washington County stripped the proprietor of a Boonsboro bar of his liquor license in the wake of a drug bust there in August. A letter from the board, sent to Donald L. Eavey, said his alcoholic beverage license officially was revoked last Wednesday. Following an Oct. 29 hearing, the board found that Eavey, 49, failed to maintain the "peace, quiet and safety in the neighborhood" of the Dogpatch Tavern, and that he was within 30 feet of at least 10 customers who were in possession of drugs or drug paraphernalia, according to the letter.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | June 12, 2013
The parking lot at the West End Pub in Hagerstown was full of vehicles Wednesday morning, but the marquee between the front doors was gone. By 9:30 a.m. Thursday, owner Ruth Thompson will have to turn in her liquor license after violating a number of local liquor laws. Although Thompson wasn't at the pub on Wednesday morning, an employee and a number of her patrons agreed to talk about the bar's closure. “I've put in resumes, but nobody has answered back,” bartender Becki Brophy said about looking for another job. “They've taken all of our jobs from us, and some of us have kids to raise.” On May 29, the Board of License Commissioners for Washington County voted 3-0 to revoke the pub's liquor license.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | December 13, 2011
The owner of Club Twisted said Tuesday she closed the private club in Berkeley County because the building was condemned, not because of investigations that ensued after recent fatal stabbing and shooting incidents in the club's parking lot. Brandhl "Brandy" Boyd said she surrendered her state license to serve alcohol for the club at 5268 Williamsport Pike after the building, which she doesn't own, was deemed unsafe on Nov. 29  for human occupancy by...
NEWS
March 7, 2012
The owners of a Hagerstown convenience store told Washington County liquor officials on Wednesday that they intend to apply for an off-sale liquor license. Mohamad and Saira Khan said during a hearing before the Board of License Commissioners for Washington County that they wanted the liquor license to sell alcohol at Nadia's Convenience Store at 200 W. Washington St. Robert Everhart, liquor board chairman, told the Khans, among other things, that they would have to get fingerprinted, and pass inspections from the fire and health departments.
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