Club faces liquor violation charges ANNAPOLIS/SOUTH COUNTY -- Davidsonville * Edgewater * Shady Side * Deale

August 30, 1993

The owners of an Edgewater yacht club are scheduled to go before the county liquor board in two weeks to face charges that they broke the law when employees allegedly sold beer from a pier in May.

Tom Riggin, the chairman of the Anne Arundel County Liquor Board, said the Liberty Yacht Club has a restricted liquor license that allows it to sell alcohol in its clubhouse, only to club members and their guests, and prohibits advertising.

According to a report, a county inspector visited the club, in the first block of Old South River Road, on May 29 and found a Budweiser banner hanging from a small building next to the bulkhead, advertising drinks at a convenience store.

The inspector bought one can of Miller Lite beer and asked the clerk if beer could be purchased from the end of the pier, the

report says.

"She said 'Yes,' -- beer and wine were on sale for their gas customers," the report says.

The club's lawyer, Alan J. Hyatt, declined to comment on the case until after the hearing, which is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 14 in the County Council chambers of the Arundel Center in Annapolis.

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