Davidsonville * Edgewater * Shady Side * Deale

ANNAPOLIS/SOUTH COUNTY *

September 16, 1993

Club fined for selling beer from pier

The owners of an Edgewater yacht club have been fined $300 by the county liquor board for selling beer from a pier in May.

The board also suspended the club's liquor license for three days, but suspended the penalty for one year -- meaning it will be erased in September 1994 if the club remains trouble free.

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 DTC banner hanging from a small building next to the bulkhead, advertising drinks.

The inspector bought one can of beer and asked the clerk if beer could be purchased from the end of the pier. The clerk said yes, the report said.

Mr. Riggin said the general manager of the club told the liquor board that the employees "simply didn't know they couldn't do that."

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