Liquor Board fines Skylight, Nottingham's


Don't sell six-packs of beer to 19-year-olds and don't sell drinks to the band at 3 in the morning. Those were the messages handed down last week -- in the form of $500 fines -- by the Howard County Liquor Board.

The board found that on Feb. 9 Skylight Liquors of Elkridge sold a six-pack of Miller's Genuine Draft to Jamie Kendrick, 19, who was working undercover for the Howard County Police Department, according to a Liquor Board order that described his public testimo- ny at a board meeting.

Mr. Kendrick, who ran unsuccessfully last fall for a seat on the county school board, declined to comment yesterday.

Two Skylight employees who failed to ask for his ID told the Liquor Board that they thought there was a robber in the store and were distracted, according to the order.

In other action, the board considered after-hours liquor sales at Nottingham's in Columbia on Oct. 8, 1994.

"The band A Room with a View' was performing at Nottingham's," the Liquor Board reported. "The band had completed performing at 2 a.m. on Sunday morning, and began to load their equipment onto their trucks to leave for home.

"After 2 a.m., agents and employees of Nottingham's provided alcoholic beverages to members of the band until approximately 3:30 a.m., when the band members finally left the premises," the board said.

Nottingham's managers acknowledged the after-hours sales and said they had taken steps to end them.

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