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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | January 31, 2013
Two Washington County restaurateurs told Washington County liquor officials they want to open a restaurant in downtown Hagerstown. Greg and Marjorie Kane, who own Toppings Pizza Co. off Robinwood Drive, told the Board of License Commissioners for Washington County during a Wednesday hearing that they were considering the space at 43-45 S. Potomac St. The building was most recently home to the Spin restaurant and nightclub. Marjorie Kane said she and her husband, Greg, were granted a liquor license last year to serve alcohol at a restaurant they wanted to open on Maugans Avenue.
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NEWS
January 17, 2013
A restaurant in downtown Hagerstown has closed after being in business a little less than a year. Robert Everhart, chairman of the Board of License Commissioners for Washington County, known as the liquor board, said Bob Hagerman, the former owner of Spin at 43 S. Potomac St., turned in his liquor license last month. Liquor board records show that the license was turned in Dec. 17. Hagerman could not be reached for comment. Spin opened early last year. The restaurant and nightclub served appetizers, chicken, steaks and paninis.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | January 2, 2013
A Frederick, Md., man told Washington County liquor officials on Wednesday that he wanted to open a restaurant at the site of the former Hot Shots Tavern on North Mulberry Street in Hagerstown. Abdul Kamara said during a hearing before the Board of License Commissioners for Washington County, known as the liquor board, that he needed a liquor license to open a franchise in the Sardi's Pollo A La Brasa restaurant chain. Sardi's is a Peruvian-style restaurant that specializes in charbroiled chicken.
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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.
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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.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | December 6, 2012
The West End Pub, at 5 Nottingham Road in Hagerstown, will have to close it doors for 15 days for selling alcohol to a minor, but the suspension will not take place until after the holidays. Hagerstown Police Sgt. Eric Knode told the Washington County Board of License Commissioners on Wednesday that two officers were working with a 19-year-old man on compliance checks on Nov. 1. The bartender at West End Pub asked the man for identification and he showed her a West Virginia identification stating he was 19, but the woman served him a beer, Knode said.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | November 28, 2012
Washington County liquor officials on Wednesday granted a liquor license to the owners of a new tavern in Leitersburg despite hearing opposition from several people. The Board of License Commissioners for Washington County, known as the liquor board, voted 3-0 to grant the license to Charles and Tammy Beachley. The Beachleys said they intend to open Dewey's Pub in about a month at the site of the former Leitersburg Hotel at 21400 Leiter St. “We're definitely there to help the community and not hurt it,” Charles Beachley said.
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.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | November 14, 2012
Washington County liquor officials on Wednesday imposed a $2,500 fine against a Hagerstown restaurant owner for failing to disclose his criminal past on a liquor license application. The Board of License Commissioners for Washington County, known as the liquor board, levied the fine against John Freeland, co-owner of the SPIN restaurant and nightclub at 43 S. Potomac St., during a hearing at the liquor board offices on West Washington Street in Hagerstown. Charles Mades, liquor board treasurer, said the matter also would be turned over to legal authorities.
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November 7, 2012
Wolfe's Den tavern fined for allowing patrons to drink on patio The Wolfe's Den tavern in Smithsburg was fined $500 on Wednesday for allowing patrons to drink alcohol on the business' patio without having a permit. The Board of License Commissioners for Washington County fined the business during a Wednesday hearing at the liquor board office at 148 W. Washington St. in Hagerstown. Brenda Wolfe, owner of the Wolfe's Den at 6 W. Water St., said she allowed customers to smoke on the patio to prevent them from gathering out front, but she didn't know that some of them were drinking alcohol.
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