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By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | March 23, 2011
A group of Clarksville residents trying to block a liquor store from opening in the small shopping center near their upscale neighborhood is finding out just how difficult a task that can be. The residents' large detached homes are just off the east side of Route 108 across the road from the parish center building at St. Louis Roman Catholic Church. The main entry road for the decade-old, 70-home development called Clarks Glen North is Wake Forest Road, and the homes lining it look northward, directly facing the shopping center across a narrow strip of grass and mature pine trees.
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January 27, 2014
I couldn't agree more with the opinions expressed in the recent letter by Tweefie Millspaugh of Charles Village ("Don't zone liquor stores out of business," Jan. 22). There are far too many vacant commercial spaces for our neighborhood to want to close down a well run, stable business! Connie Whiting - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
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By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | July 25, 2010
The owner of an Ellicott City liquor store whose license was opposed by area residents has been fined $250 for allowing a 20-year-old underage police volunteer to buy alcohol March 12. Police sent the youth into the St. John's Liquors at 9150 Baltimore National Pike, where he bought a four-pack of malt liquor after showing the clerk his driver's license showing him to be 20. The legal drinking age in Maryland is 21. Owner Matthew Park testified...
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January 22, 2014
In response to the Jan 13th article, "Key councilman says city shouldn't zone long time liquor stores out of business" (Jan. 13) I would like to say that I strongly agree with Councilman Ed Reisinger. I am a long-time resident (over 30 years) of Charles Village, and the liquor store in question in my community has been an excellent neighbor. It has been owned and operated by the same family for 25 years and has never been the site or focus of any crime. This neighborhood has strong community organizations and much homeowner involvement, as do many of the neighborhoods in the zoning board's cross hairs.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | February 26, 2013
A third person has been arrested in connection with a November armed robbery in Aberdeen. Jerrard Christopher Wilmore, 21, who has addresses in the first block of Church Green Avenue in Aberdeen and the first block of Collins Drive in Perryville, was arrested Thursday. He is charged in the Nov. 12 robbery of Northside Liquors, in the 200 block of North Philadelphia Boulevard, with armed robbery, robbery, first- and second-degree assault, use of a handgun in commission of a felony and theft less than $1,000.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2013
The 45-year-old owner of a combined liquor store and sports bar in Essex was stabbed outside of the business on Wednesday night, and another man has been arrested in the incident, according to Baltimore County Police. Police responded to 444 Liquors and Sports Bar in the 400 block of Eastern Boulevard about 9:22 p.m. and located the owner, Balwinder Singh Sandhu, of Baltimore, with a stab wound to the abdomen, police said. He was transferred to a local hospital with what were believed to be non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
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By Justin Fenton and Justin Fenton,Sun Reporter | August 19, 2008
A half-hour before police were scheduled to close his North Avenue liquor store, Chang K. Yim reluctantly slid down a metal security curtain yesterday and padlocked it himself. "This is the only way I make a living," he shrugged. "For the time being, I'm jobless." Yim's Linden Bar and Liquors became the first business shuttered under the city's public nuisance law, which has been on the books for 15 years but was revised this year, in part because loopholes had made it difficult to enforce.
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January 5, 1994
Four men wearing ski masks robbed the Starting Gate Liquor Store on Route 198 in Laurel Monday evening, county police said yesterday.Investigators said the men walked into the store at 7:44 p.m. Three of them waved handguns and ordered the clerks to the floor. They grabbed an undisclosed amount of money from the cash register and fled toward Whiskey Bottom Road.
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By Dan Morse and Dan Morse,SUN STAFF | November 14, 1995
When is a neighborhood liquor store too convenient?When it's too close to the neighborhood, say some Elkridge residents who must live with a Howard County Liquor Board decision last week to allow the opening of a liquor store off Meadowridge Road near Interstate 95.The board voted 4-1 to give a license to Meadowridge Wine & Spirits over the objections of about two dozen neighborhood residents who showed up to oppose the liquor license at a Sept. 12 hearing."Legally, we didn't have anything on our side," conceded Norman Zundel, one of the opponents, who lives nearby off Mayfield Avenue.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | July 19, 2000
An undisclosed amount of cash was stolen from a Finksburg liquor store during the weekend, Maryland State Police said. An employee of Mann's Liquors in the 3100 block of Baltimore Blvd. discovered the burglary while opening the store about 8 a.m. Monday, police said. The store had been closed Sunday. Telephone lines were cut, disabling the alarm. The rear door was opened with a pry bar and hammer, police said. The burglary occurred after 1 p.m. Sunday, when the building was last checked.
NEWS
January 20, 2014
Regarding your recent story on the debate over the future of the city's liquor stores under the proposed new zoning code ("Key councilman says city shouldn't zone longtime liquor stores out of business," Jan. 13), I would like to clarify that I believe the current proposal requiring stores in primarily residential neighborhoods to stop selling liquor in those neighborhoods and stores with "tavern" licenses to actually function as taverns rather than as seven-day-a-week liquor stores is reasonable and in line with what cities have done for generations in terms of using planning and zoning to help control placement of, and consequences associated with, alcohol outlets.
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January 15, 2014
The following is compiled from police reports. The Howard County Times includes descriptions of perpetrators only when the description makes identification possible. Elkridge/Jessup Montgomery Road, 7200 block, 5:10 a.m. Jan. 12. Officers responded to alarm at Skylight Liquors, observed suspects running. Officers stopped SUV speeding out of apartment complex. Evidence from burglary located. Dimitrius Stevenson, 20, of H Street in Washington, and Vanessa April Lee, 36, of Drum Avenue in Capital Heights, charged with second- and fourth-degree burglary, theft and destruction of property.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | January 13, 2014
A key City Council leader says Baltimore should find another way to crack down on problem liquor outlets rather than force about 100 of the longtime neighborhood stores out of business through a zoning overhaul, as proposed by the administration. Council Vice President Edward Reisinger said a blanket policy is unfair to upstanding store owners and the city should instead use other tools to fine and if necessary shut down liquor stores and taverns that break the law. Reisinger, who is leading the council's review of a proposed new zoning code in Baltimore, said he sees the approach as a middle ground between affected store owners who worry the city's decision will cause them financial ruin and community activists who see the stores as magnets for crime.
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By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com | November 22, 2013
Howard County police have cited five businesses for selling alcohol to underage customers, according to a news release. St. John's Liquors, in Ellicott City; Glenwood Wine and Spirits, in Glenwood; Village Liquors, in Clarksville; and Vinoland Liquors, also known as The Twisted Cork, and Lark Brown Liquors, both of Elkridge, were cited. “We take the issue of underage drinking seriously in Howard County,” Police Chief Bill McMahon said. “Our officers have seen first-hand the dangers of kids and alcohol, from drunk driving, to risky behaviors, to using poor judgment.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2013
Jay Chung's parents bought the family's business, Charles Village Schnapp Shop, a quarter-century ago, pouring their life's savings into the liquor store and banking their retirement on its success. But a plan to redesign Baltimore's zoning would take the business' value from $500,000 to zero, Chung said Thursday at a City Council hearing on the proposed land use regulations. The recommended zoning code, the first in a generation, would force about 100 neighborhood liquor stores, like the Chungs', out of business.
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By Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2013
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday she's long been frustrated by the city liquor board's dysfunction and is glad its commissioners are pledging reform. "It's frustrating for me, and has been, as a city elected official knowing that the liquor board's principal positions are patronage positions controlled by the state senators. Historically, they've answered very little to the City Council," Rawlings-Blake said after the city's Board of Estimates meeting. "Yet when people call because of a problem at a liquor store, they don't hold the senators or the state responsible.
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By Nick Shields | November 25, 2006
Police were seeking two men suspected of robbing a liquor store in the Westview area of Baltimore County. Two men entered the Super Liquors store in the 5600 block of Baltimore National Pike about 8 p.m. Nov. 17 and demanded money, county police said. The men went behind the checkout counter, pointed guns at clerks and were handed an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing the store, police said. One gunman is described as a male, 25 to 30 years old, about 6 feet tall, with a medium build.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2013
The 45-year-old owner of a combined liquor store and sports bar in Essex was stabbed outside of the business on Wednesday night, and another man has been arrested in the incident, according to Baltimore County Police. Police responded to 444 Liquors and Sports Bar in the 400 block of Eastern Boulevard about 9:22 p.m. and located the owner, Balwinder Singh Sandhu, of Baltimore, with a stab wound to the abdomen, police said. He was transferred to a local hospital with what were believed to be non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
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