Harford County Liquor Control Board News

Harford bar, restaurant servers who serve alcohol to minors could face criminal charges

Posted February 13, 2013 - Be forewarned bartenders and servers: The Harford County Sheriff's Office could issue a criminal citation if you serve an alcoholic beverage to someone younger than the legal drinking age of 21 during a Harford County Liquor Control Board compliance test.

The citation — a charge of selling or furnishing an alcoholic beverage to someone under the age of 21 — comes with a penalty of as much as two years in jail and a $1,000 fine, according to Charlie Robbins, chief inspector for the liquor board.

Three restaurants fined by Harford liquor board

Posted January 7, 2013 - The Harford County Liquor Control Board accepted fines last week from three restaurants that sold alcohol to minors and approved the closure of an Aberdeen hotel's restaurant and nightclub.

Three eateries paid fines for liquor violations totaling $2,500 to the board, as approved by the board's at its most recent meeting in Bel Air on Wednesday, Jan. 2.

Open Door Cafe in Bel Air paid a $1,000 fine, Madonna Seafood Restaurant paid $500 and Pat's Pizzeria in Edgewood paid $1,000.

Five Harford business charged with selling alcohol to minor during latest sting

Posted December 13, 2012 - Five Harford County establishments licensed to sell alcoholic beverages failed the latest compliance test by the county liquor control board by selling to a minor working undercover with liquor board inspectors and the county sheriff's office, liquor board officials said.

In all, 27 licensed businesses were checked Monday, with 22 not selling to the minor, the liquor board said in a news release issued Thursday.

Harford County Liquor Control Board denied a new liquor license at Conowingo Road in Bel Air

Posted August 23, 2012 - The Harford County Liquor Control Board denied a new liquor license Wednesday because there is "no need" for the business in the area, even though the space where the new store sought to open was once a liquor store.

A hearing was held at last week's meeting for Del Plaza Wine and Spirits, which was applying for a liquor license at 804 Conowingo Road in Bel Air. Before it became a hair studio, which has since closed, the site in the shopping center was a liquor store.

Later hours, liquor license for Belcamp deli

Posted July 12, 2012 - A Belcamp deli received a first license to sell beer and wine this week after extending its hours to serve evening meals.

Daniel and Marcia McShane appeared before the Harford County Liquor Control Board Wednesday afternoon for a hearing on their request for a cafe class on/off sale beer and wine license for their Belcamp location on Bata Drive in the Water's Edge business community.

11 businesses, including two golf clubs, sell alcohol to underage college students in Harford Liquor Sting

Enforcement effort targets private clubs

Posted June 07, 2011|By ERIKA BUTLERebutler@theaegis.com

Underage college students, working undercover with police and the county liquor board, walked into seven different private clubs in Harford County on separate occasions over the weekend and were sold an alcoholic drink.

At one club, a law officer accompanying the student was asked to leave because of his attire, and initially refused, according to a liquor inspector who was present.

Crackdown on bogus booze IDs

Crackdown on bogus booze IDs
County Liquor Control Board kicks off two new programs

The Aegis
Posted 9/25/09

Anyone who is underage and planning on buying alcohol or going to a bar in Harford County is being encouraged to think twice.

The Harford County Liquor Control Board is cracking down on underage drinkers with two new programs: Bogus = Busted and Cops in Shops.

Liquor board levies $8,000 in penalties

Posted March 6, 2009 - The Harford County Liquor Control Board handed out $8,000 in fines to local liquor establishments for serving alcohol to an underage police cadet during an undercover sting operation.

The board held hearings for seven restaurants and stores at its meeting Wednesday, unanimously determining violations had occurred at all seven liquor licensed operations.

The compliance test with the underage Maryland State Police cadet took place Jan. 9, 2009

For Pizza Hut in Forest Hill, licensees Cynthia Graham and Mark Decker were fined $1,000.