Crab House Must Wait

December 16, 1990

The county liquor board has ruled that the owners of Spittel's Crab House in Sykesville cannot apply for a liquor license again for six months because they violated county law.

The restaurant, at 1043 Liberty Road, was closed from Sept. 14 through Oct. 12. County liquor law says an establishment cannot be closed for more than 10 consecutive days without notifying the board.

Betty S. McGuirk testified at a hearing in November that her family had been operating the business because she was ill.

Co-owner Patricia M. Prediger testified she had not been aware the business was closed for that period.

In another case, the liquor board approved adding Bruce J. Jones to the liquor license for EJ's Restaurant in Union Bridge.

James E. Jones testified in November that his son was joining him formally in the business, located at 35 N. Main St.

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