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NEWS
April 26, 2012
County liquor board issues licenses to 4 establishments The Board of License Commissioners for Washington County issued liquor licenses to four establishments during separate hearings this week. The licenses were issued Wednesday to the following businesses: • Cinco De Mayo Mexican Restaurant at 1703 Massey Blvd., near Hagerstown. Kent Oliver, a Hagerstown-based attorney representing the owner of the restaurant, told liquor officials that construction at the business probably wouldn't be completed until mid-May or early June.
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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.
NEWS
April 4, 2012
A woman who said she intends to open a do-it-yourself cigarette-rolling business told Washington County liquor officials on Wednesday that she wanted to apply for a liquor license to sell tip-jar tickets. Arlene Greer said she wanted to open the business in the same building as Keystone Sporting Goods at 13611 Pennsylvania Ave. Robert Everhart, chairman of the Board of License Commissioners for Washington County, said liquor licenses are required for businesses that want to sell tip-jar tickets.
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.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | March 28, 2012
The new operator of The Broad Axe restaurant and bar in downtown Hagerstown said he plans to reopen the business by mid-April. The Board of License Commissioners for Washington County on Wednesday granted Robert Foutch a liquor license to serve alcohol at the once-popular business. He said the restaurant at 28 W. Franklin St. has been closed since March 19 for cleaning and maintenance. “I've been in there about 18 hours a day for the last week or two weeks,” Foutch said.
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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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | January 25, 2012
Washington County's state legislators agreed on Wednesday to sponsor a bill to help the bottom line for groups who sell tip-jar games, despite opposition from county government officials. The Washington County Restaurant & Beverage Association asked that the $2 fee for stickers for each tip jar be subtracted from gross profits, arguing that it otherwise would be double taxation, since operators are also taxed on those gross profits. The Washington County Board of Commissioners and the county administrator opposed the change because it means cutting into tip-jar proceeds distributed to local nonprofit organizations Still, the county legislative delegation voted unanimously to support the association's request and submit it as a bill during this General Assembly session.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | January 24, 2012
Right now, Greencastle Greens Golf Club has a “bring your own” policy for golf tournaments and golf leagues. But Greencastle Greens wants to reduce its liability by securing a liquor license. The hitch is the golf course is in Antrim Township - which is a dry township. During Tuesday's Antrim Township meeting, Susan Stepnick, sales and marketing manager for the Greencastle-area facility off Williamson Road, told the five supervisors that permitting golfers to bring liquor opens up the course to liability.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | January 19, 2012
The Washington County Restaurant & Beverage Association wants to tighten the limit on how many liquor licenses may be issued in the county. The association has proposed changing the county's law so that one license would be allowed per 3,500 people in an election district, instead of the current ratio of one license per 1,000 people. The new limit would not apply to restaurants. Louis L. Thomas, the association's president, said in a telephone interview  Thursday that the change is meant to protect the community from having too many liquor-selling establishments.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | January 4, 2012
A former Hagerstown resident told Washington County liquor officials Wednesday that he wants to open a restaurant in a downtown building that has housed three previous restaurants over the last five years. Bob Hagerman told the Board of License Commissioners for Washington County during a hearing that he wanted to make a go of opening a restaurant at 43 S. Potomac St. The address most recently operated as Legends on the Square. The owners of that business turned in their liquor license Tuesday.
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