Harford County Liquor Control Board News

Sobriety Checkpoint in Harford County Planned Friday: Maryland State Police

State troopers will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in Harford County on Friday, Sept. 23, officials announced.

The Bel Air Barrack of Maryland State Police is overseeing the initiative, with the goal of finding impaired drivers and raising awareness about the dangers of driving under the influence.

Officials did not disclose the location or hours of this weekend's checkpoint other than to say that it would occur on Friday, Sept. 23, in Harford County.

The former Josef's Country Inn in Fallston set to reopen as Black Forest Taphouse

September 16, 2016 - The former Josef's Country Inn in Fallston is set to reopen in November as a new fine-dining restaurant, the Black Forest Taphouse.

Alex and Dana Theodoropoulos, owners of Fallston Seafood attended the Harford County Liquor Control Board meeting Wednesday, along with licensee Matthew Wharton, to get a new liquor license for Black Forest.

Harford Community College gets Liquor License

Posted September 15, 2016 - Harford Community College will be allowed to serve beer and wine at events held in four buildings on its campus, after Harford County's Liquor Control Board approved a special liquor license for the college Wednesday.

Uncle's Hawaiian Grindz gets liquor license, while Fallston Barrel House gets scrutiny from liquor board

Posted Sept. 1, 2016 -One restaurant planned for Fallston's major Route 1 and 152 intersection got rave reviews from Harford County's liquor control board, while one that hasn't opened yet is already off to a bad start.

Uncle's Hawaiian Grindz, set to open in the revamped Fallston Mall, was approved for a liquor license, pending other permit approvals, Wednesday.

Two Harford County businesses have been fined for selling beer to an underage police cadet

Posted August 6, 2016 - Two Harford County businesses have been fined for selling beer to an underage police cadet during a compliance test held in May.

Meeting in Bel Air Wednesday, the Harford County Liquor Control Board fined BBX Liquors, on Route 40 in Edgewood, $1,500 and Red Robin, in Harford Mall, $500. Red Robin could be fined another $500 if it fails to have an on-duty employee trained in alcohol awareness within six months.

Harford liquor board warns businesses to display licenses correctly

Posted July 7, 2016 - The Harford County Liquor Control Board is warning businesses to display their liquor licenses appropriately, a recurring problem, according to board members and staff.

The warning came after the licensees for Edgewood Liquors and Grocery appeared before the board Wednesday on charges of failing to display the license and keeping related records.

"This is a problem with a lot of licensees," Liquor Board Administrator Pilar Gracia said.

Sullivan, Tilley sworn in as Harford liquor board members

Posted April 14, 2016 - Walter "Butch" Tilley III was sworn in Wednesday as the newest member of the Harford County Liquor Control Board, along with C. John Sullivan Jr., who was appointed to a second term on the liquor board.
Tilley's 16-year-old daughter, Elizabeth, and his mother, Nancy, were on hand for the swearing-in ceremony, held shortly before Wednesday's regular board meeting in the agency's downtown Bel Air headquarters.

Harford liquor bills affecting movie theaters, college campus passed by General Assembly

Posted April 8, 2016 - Bills allowing the sale of alcoholic beverages at Harford County movie theaters and at non-school events held on the campus of Harford Community College have been passed by the Maryland General Assembly.

The movie theater bills, House Bill 892 and Senate Bill 795, passed their respective houses earlier in the session.

The two bills contain a key difference, however, and will need to be resolved in conference committees, if they pass as written.