Two Liquor Licenses Are Granted

May 15, 1991|By Kerry O'Rourke | Kerry O'Rourke,Staff writer

Two new restaurants, one serving pizza in Westminster and the other seafood in Eldersburg, were granted liquor licenses by the county liquor board yesterday.

The owners of Ledo Pizza in Cranberry Square on Route 140 and of Ocean Pride in Freedom Village Shopping Center onLiberty Road appeared before the board at a hearing Tuesday to request licenses to sell beer, wine and liquor.

Robert E. Contarino, 36, of Silver Spring, Montgomery County, said he will own Ledo Pizza with his parents, Jeanne D. and Joseph Contarino Jr. The son will manage the restaurant.

Robert H. Rubin of Gaithersburg, Montgomery County, and Tammy L. Lieb of Mount Airy, also are co-owners.

The restaurant will seat about 50 people and will serve pizza, submarine sandwiches, salads, soup, lasagna and spaghetti, Contarino said.

Food also will be available for carry-out, he said.

Ledo Pizza should open by the end of June, he said.

The restaurant is a franchise of a company in College Park, Prince George's County, he said.

Ocean Pride should be open by Memorial Day weekend, said owner Glenn S. Heath of Hampstead.

The restaurant, which will seat about 160 people, will serve steamed crabs, other seafood and American cuisine, he said. The bar area will seat about 70 people.

The business will be similar to the Ocean Pride restaurant in Lutherville, Baltimore County, Heath said.

Robert S. Curreri, who ownsthe Lutherville restaurant, owns 90 percent of the Eldersburg business; Heath owns 10 percent, he said.

Curreri is "an adviser and investor" in the business, Heath said.

Heath works now at J and J Supply Paper Co. in Timonium, Baltimore County, and part time for Peerce's Plantation, a restaurant in Phoenix, Baltimore County. He also said he has worked for J. T. McKinley's and Poor Richard's, two Towson, Baltimore County, restaurants.

Ocean Pride will open in the space vacated by CJ's Restaurant in March 1990. CJ's, also a seafood restaurant, but higher-priced than Ocean Pride, operated in the shopping center for about two years, said Anthony J. Mierzwicki, director of property management for DeChiaro Properties, which manages the mall.

In other business Tuesday, the board:

* Granted the transfer of a liquor license from Joseph E. Fitzgerald to R. Leon Rebert at the Havilah Inn in Taneytown.

Rebert of Union Bridge has agreed to buy the restaurant and bar from Fitzgerald, who is retiring.

Rebert is business manager and vice president at Thunderhead Bowling Lanes in the 140 Village Shopping Center in Westminster.

* Accepted a new agreement from Pizza Hut restaurants in Westminster and Eldersburg regarding food and alcohol sales. The board had asked that the corporations, which are franchisees of Pizza Hut of Maryland, be responsible forfood as well as alcohol sales.

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