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Liquor Licenses & Cases


UPCOMING HEARINGS:

 

As the County Offices are closed to the public due to the COVID-19 virus, the Howard County Alcoholic Beverage Hearing Board is hosting the following virtual hearings: The hearings will be WebEx hearings and will not be livestreamed, however, will be posted on the Council website at a later time. If you would like to join the meeting to view and hear the presentation, or if you wish to testify, you will need  to register.


November 24, 2020

NEW
CLASS B BEER, WINE & LIQUOR
7-DAY ON SALE LICENSE

FOR:  Howard Katana, Inc. t/a Katana Sushi in the name of John Wei Chen for a 3,890 square foot restaurant located at 6343 Ten Oaks Road, Suite D, Clarksville, MD 21029


TRANSFER
CLASS A-1 BEER, WINE & LIQUOR
7-DAY OFF SALE LICENSE

FROM:  RK Ron Enterprises, LLC t/a The Twisted Cork in the names of Sang Won Lee and Mary Elizabeth Surgenor

TO:  Waterlooliq, LLC t/a Waterloo Liquors in the names of Peter George Kojzar and Vallary Ghanshyam Patel for a 3,400 square foot package good store located at 6524 Old Waterloo Road, Elkridge, MD 21075


NEW
CLASS B BEER, WINE & LIQUOR
7-DAY ON SALE LICENSE

FOR:  Sushi QQQQQQ, LLC t/a Sushi Q6 in the names of Xiangmu Zhang and DanDan Qiu for a 2,506 square foot restaurant located at 8450 Baltimore National Pike, Suite 135, Ellicott City, MD 21043.


WebEx Hearing - Register Here

Call-in toll number (US/Canada)
1-650-479-3207
Access code: 172 381 0257

December 8, 2020 @ 6:30pm


NEW
CLASS B BEER, WINE & LIQUOR
7-DAY ON SALE LICENSE

FOR:  Sake Elkridge, Inc. t/a Sake Japanese Steakhouse in the names of Meng Li Wang and Zheng Hai Zheng for a 3,200 square foot restaurant located at 7260 Montgomery Road, Suite G, Elkridge, MD 21075.


EXTENSION OF PREMISES
CLASS B BEER, WINE & LIQUOR
7-DAY ON SALE LICENSE

FOR: Privaters, LLC t/a Cilantros Neighborhood Cantina in the name of Yampier Santana Gonzalez for a restaurant located at 3881 Ten Oaks Road, Suite 1-A, Glenelg, MD 21036

FROM:  a 1,500 square foot restaurant

TO:  a 1,500 square foot restaurant with a 362 square foot patio

WebEx Hearing - Registration Pending


TBD @ 6:30pm

CONTINUATION:
Petition to Fine, Suspend or Revoke Alcoholic Beverage License

Sunny Side, Inc. t/a Pine Orchard Liquors
10281 Baltimore National Pike

WebEx Hearing - Registration Pending

 

 

 

7/14/20 Letter from Governor Hogan re:
NON-COMPLIANCE OF BARS AND RESTAURANTS

 

 

 

HOWARD COUNTY LAUNCHES OUTDOOR TABLE SERVICE PERMITS CONDITIONALLY APPROVED UPON SUBMISSION, SUBJECT TO REVIEW

 

 

Apply Here

 

 

 

 
 
BOARD OF LICENSE COMMISSIONERS' AMENDED RESOLUTION
6/1/20

 
AMENDMENT PROVIDING TEMPORARY CHANGES TO ALCOHOLIC
BEVERAGE OUTDOOR SERVICE AREAS


BOARD OF LICENSE COMMISSIONERS' AMENDMENT TO LIQUOR BOARD RULE 2.19
6/1/20


AMENDMENT TO ALLOW TEMPORARY EXTENSION OF PREMISES

 

For questions or concerns please e-mail the Board Administrator at
[email protected]    

 


 
PROVIDING TEMPORARY CHANGES TO ALCOHOLIC
BEVERAGE DELIVERY AND CARRY-OUT SERVICES
 
For questions or concerns please e-mail the Board Administrator at
[email protected]    

 


IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING LIQUOR LICENSE RENEWALS:
 
Pursuant to Governor Hogan’s Order titled “Extending Certain Licenses, Permits, Registrations, and Other Governmental Authorizations, and Authorizing Suspension of Legal Time Requirements,” dated March 12, 2020, as well as, County Executive Ball’s Executive Order 2020-03, dated March 16, 2020, the Board of Licensing Commissioners has suspended the April 1st deadline to submit renewal applications for alcoholic beverage licenses. 
 
Additionally, pursuant to the aforementioned orders by the Governor and the County Executive, the Board of Licensing Commissioners also suspends the expiration date on current alcoholic beverage licenses.  The suspension of the renewal deadline and expiration date shall be in effect until thirty (30) days after the date by which the state of emergency is terminated and the catastrophic health emergency is rescinded. 
 
Please continue to check the Howard County Board of License Commissioner’s website for specific updates regarding renewal deadlines and current license expiration.
 

 

In Howard County, the five Council Members also sit as the local Board of License Commissioners, commonly known as the Liquor Board. Their duties, which are described in State law, include issuing and revoking licenses to sell alcoholic beverages and assuring adherence to Maryland laws and the county's rules and regulations pertaining to the sale of alcoholic beverages.

The Liquor Board has delegated its authority to conduct hearings and render decisions on cases involving alcoholic beverages in the County to a five-member Alcoholic Beverage Hearing Board. The Hearing Board’s members are representative of the five council districts. Each member of the County Council nominates three people from the district he or she represents to fill a vacancy from that district. The County Executive appoints one member from the nominees, subject to confirmation by the County Council.

Applications for alcoholic beverage licenses in Howard County are accepted and processed by the Administrator for the Board of License Commissioners in the County Council office. These applications are for new liquor licenses, transfer requests, extension of premises, officer changes, a resident agent change, a change of class or for temporary and special liquor licenses. The application shall be prepared by the applicants or under the applicant’s personal supervision. The application must be fully completed before the application will be processed by the Administrator.

Application forms may be accessed from this website or by calling the Liquor Board Administrator, Robin Regner, at (410) 313-2395, who also is the point of contact for alcoholic beverage licensing and related matters

Liquor Board Members
   David Yungmann, Chair
   Christiana Mercer Rigby, Vice Chair
   Opel Jones
   Deb Jung
   Liz Walsh

 

Alcoholic Beverage Hearing Board Members      

   Mary Bird, Chair
   Harry Evans, Vice Chair
   Steven Chen
   Charley C. Sung  
   Claire Kim