The county Liquor Control Board has denied a request by the owners of the Bay City Market to sell beer and wine at their Havre de Grace shop.
In making the decision, issued Nov. 20, the board ruled that granting the license would violate a state regulation requiring establishments that sell liquor to be at least 500 feet apart.
The Bay City Market is located at 200 Congress St. Danny's Food Market at 137 N. Washington St., is about two blocks from Bay City Market.
Bay City owners Clarence and Julia Riley were seeking an "off-sale" license. That license permits sales of wine and beer for carry-out.
Chul Hee Nam, owner of Danny's, gave the board a petition signed by 72 people opposing Bay City's application.
Danny's has thesame kind of license that the Rileys were seeking.
Liquor board members also said Havre de Grace does not need to have another business licensed to sell alcohol, noting that the city has 29 establishments that hold liquor licenses.
Of the 29 businesses, nine have off-sale licenses.