Charles County Recognizes Businesses Who Refuse to Sell Alcohol to Minors - Southern Maryland Headline News

Charles County Recognizes Businesses Who Refuse to Sell Alcohol to Minors

LA PLATA, Md. (November 9, 2007)—The Charles County Sheriff’s Office and the Charles County Board of License Commissioners this week announced a new effort to recognize businesses who comply with alcohol regulations. Both groups work closely to enforce the laws pertaining to liquor licenses in Charles County.

For the past two years, the Sheriff’s Office has conducted compliance checks at local businesses. The compliance checks are undercover operations conducted randomly or when a complaint is made regarding the sale of alcohol to minors.

During the controlled operation, an underage representative of the Sheriff’s Office attempts to buy alcohol at a business. If the business refuses the sale, they pass. If not, the Sheriff’s Office forwards a report to the Board of License Commissioners, who schedules a hearing. The hearing could result in a fine, suspension of the liquor license, or permanent loss of the license.

Last year, 70 percent of the tested businesses refused to sell alcoholic beverages to the minor. So far this year, 68 percent of businesses have passed the test.

The Sheriff’s Office and the Board of License Commissioners attribute this success to the diligence of the license holders and their employees. By continuing and increasing their efforts, the Sheriff’s Office and the Board say they hope to reduce the consequences and sometimes tragic incidents that result when minors consume or possess alcohol.

The Sheriff’s Office and the Board recognized the following businesses that have successfully passed the compliance checks in the past two years:

2006 Compliance Checks:

228 Market, Waldorf

Absher Liquors, La Plata *

Acton Liquors, Waldorf

American Legion #82, La Plata

Ape Hangers, Bel Alton *

Aqualand Marina Ships Store, Newburg

Asiana House of Subs, Waldorf

Babe’s Boys, Waldorf

Bennigan’s Restaurant, Waldorf

Big B Liquors, Bryan’s Road

Blue Dog Saloon, Port Tobacco

Bowler’s Choice Restaurant, Waldorf

Bud’s Liquors, Waldorf

Capt. John’s Crab House, Cobb Island

Chuck E. Cheese, Waldorf

Citrus Café, Bryan’s Road

Commerce Liquors, Waldorf

Damon’s, Waldorf *

Dan’s Store, Newburg

Don Savino’s, Waldorf

Double Eagle Tavern, Waldorf

Drive-In Liquors, Faulkner

Ford’s Wonder Bar, Pomonkey

Gallant Green Bar, Bryantown

Goldmine Saloon, Waldorf

Gray Brothers Store, Marbury

Great Wall Restaurant, Waldorf *

Halfway Liquors, Ripley

Hotel Charles, Hughesville *

Huntt’s Corner Tavern, White Plains

Jimmie’s Paddock, White Plains

Joe’s Groceries & Liquors, White Plains

Korner Liquors, Waldorf

La Plata Liquors, La Plata

La Tolteca Mexican Restaurant, Waldorf *

Last Call Sports Bar, Waldorf

Lee’s Market, Glymont

Linda’s General Store, Nanjemoy *

Lone Star Café, Glymont

Longhorn Restaurant, Waldorf

Loredo’s Restaurant, Waldorf *

Mexico Restaurant, Waldorf

Murphy’s Pub at Pier 210, Bryan’s Road

Mutt’s Market, Indian Head

Nick’s of Clinton, Waldorf

Oscars (formerly Scott’s Store), Welcome

Outback Steakhouse, Waldorf *

Pizza Hut, Waldorf

Plaza Liquors, Waldorf *

Port Tobacco Marina Ships Store, Port Tobacco

Rascals Saloon, Waldorf

Red Robin, Waldorf

Red Top, Faulkner

Red, Hot, & Blue, Waldorf *

River’s Edge Restaurant, Benedict

Ruby Tuesday, Waldorf *

Thai Seafood and Grill, Waldorf

The American Café, Waldorf *

The Liquor Store, Waldorf *

The Waterfront Restaurant, Cobb Island

VFW 10081, Bel Alton *

Village Liquors, Waldorf *

Vino Liquors, La Plata

Walton’s Beverage, Bryan’s Road

Wayside Store, Newburg *

Willett’s Liquor & Deli, White Plains *

Wine Cellar, Waldorf

2007 Compliance Checks

Applebee’s, La Plata

Aqualand Marina Ships Store, Newburg

Benedict Marina & Restaurant, Benedict

Benedict Marina, Benedict

Bennigan’s, Waldorf

Berry Country Market, White Plains *

Big B Liquors, Bryan’s Road

Bowler’s Choice Restaurant, Waldorf

Bryan’s Road Liquors, Bryan’s Road *

Bryantown Store, Bryantown *

Buddy’s Liquors, Indian Head *

Bunker Hill Inn, Waldorf

Café China, Waldorf

Captain Billy’s Crabhouse, Pope’s Creek

Cobb Island Market, Cobb Island *

El Ranchito, La Plata

Famous Dave’s, Waldorf *

Golden Star Chinese Restaurant, Bryan’s Road *

Goldsmith’s County Store, Issue

Grinder’s Store, Marbury *

Hard Times Café & Cue, Waldorf

Hardesty’s Inn, Newburg *

Holiday Liquors, Waldorf

Hooter’s, Waldorf

Hunan Star, La Plata

Huntt’s Corner Tavern, White Plains

Ironsides Store, Ironsides *

Jimmie’s Corner Store, Hughesville

Jimmie’s Paddock, White Plains

Johnny’s Inn, Pisgah *

La Tolteca Restaurante Mexicano, La Plata *

Lady’s Liquors, La Plata

Last Call Sports Bar, Waldorf

Ledo’s Pizza & Subs, Waldorf

Lefty’s Barbeque, Waldorf *

Linda’s General Store, Nanjemoy

Lonestar Café, Glymont

Lonestar Steakhouse & Saloon, Waldorf

Martini’s, White Plains

Mexico Restaurant, Waldorf

Miss Whitney’s @ Classic Crabs, Waldorf *

Napoli’s Pizzeria, Waldorf

Nick’s of Clinton, Waldorf

Noodles & Company, Waldorf *

Oldies Music Legends, Waldorf

Outback Steakhouse, La Plata

Ouzo’s, La Plata

Pinefield Liquors, Waldorf

Pisgah General Store, Pisgah *

Pizza Hut, La Plata

Plaza Liquors, Waldorf

Portside Liquors, Bryan’s Road

Rascals Saloon, Waldorf

Red Lobster, Waldorf *

Red Robin, Waldorf

Red Top, Faulkner

Rip’s Restaurant, Waldorf

River’s Edge Restaurant, Benedict

Ruby Tuesdays, Waldorf

Sakura Japanese Restaurant, Waldorf *

Shymansky’s Restaurant, Cobb Island *

Simpson’s Store, Dentsville *

Szechuan Garden, Waldorf *

The Crabboat, Waldorf *

The Green’s Wine & Spirit’s, Bel Alton *

The Wine Shoppe, Waldorf *

VFW Post 1800, Indian Head *

Vino’s Liquors, La Plata

* Denotes a recheck for a licensed establishment which had a previous violation related to underage sales.

For questions or concerns regarding the sale of alcoholic beverages to minors, contact the Sheriff’s Office Alcohol Enforcement Unit at 301-609-3272 or 301-609-3273. To anonymously report a party that may involve underage drinking, call the Party Buster Hotline at 1-800-400-9091.

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