(June 28, 2013) The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office conducted alcohol compliance checks May 30 and June 20 at 64 businesses in the county that hold alcoholic beverage licenses.
Only 10 of the 64 businesses sold alcohol to a person under 21 years of age.
The 54 businesses that complied with the law and refused to sell alcohol to an underage person were:
Tony’s Pizza, Pour House, Purple Moose, Weavers Beer and Wine, 7-Eleven on N. Division St., Caruso Pizza, Cork Bar, Dough Roller on the Boardwalk, First Street Bistro, Frog Bar, Guidos Burritos, Harrisons Harbor Watch, Inlet Lodge, Marina Deck in Ocean City,
Cheers, Globe, Burley Oak Brewery, Friendship Food Mart, Shop Kwik, Your Store and Pitt Stop Beer and Wine in Berlin,
Pizza Hut, Southside Deli, Taylor’s Neighborhood Restaurant and DeNovo’s Trattoria in Ocean Pines,
7-Eleven, Noble Grape, Rita’s World of Beer and Wine, Whiskers Bar and Grill, and Shooter’s Sports Pub in Taylorville,
Country Barn Seafood in Friendship,
Newark Station in Newark,
Bucks and Frontier Town near West Ocean City,
19th Hole Bar and Grill, Marlin Market, Dogpatch in Trader Lee’s, Wine Rack and Pizza Tugos in West Ocean City,
Your Store and Duck Inn II in Snow Hill,
Don’s Seafood, Duck Inn, Plaza Tapatia, Goose Creek, Ruby Tuesday, Lins Asian Cuisine, and Pocomoke Beer and Wine and Upper Deck in Pocomoke.
Businesses that sold alcohol to an underage person were O.C. Party Market in Ocean City, Atlantic Hotel in Berlin, Plaza Tapatia in Ocean Pines, Assateague Market near Berlin, Castaways in West Ocean City, Smith’s Market in Showell, Town Market Basket and Your Stop in Snow Hill, and Plaza Tapatia and The Upper Deck in Pocomoke.
Those businesses that failed the compliance checks must appear before the Board of License Commissioners in Snow Hill. Penalties for selling alcohol to an underage person range from a letter put in a file to fines and possible revocation of the alcoholic beverage license.
The board takes into account the past history of the establishments and how many other violations they might have had.