Queen Anne’s County Liquor Board
Minutes of Meeting
November 3, 2010
The Board of License Commissioners of Queen Anne’s County met on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at
9:00 A.M. at 160 Coursevall Drive, Centreville, Maryland. The meeting was called to order by Chairman
John D. Reid. Those present were: John D. Reid, Chairman, Maurice Dashiell, Jeff Zellmer, Susan
Blouch, Herbert Boone, Sharon Walters, Clerk to the Board and Jeff Thompson, Board Attorney.
The minutes for the October 5, 2010 meeting were approved as written.
The application submitted by Cheryl Hobson on behalf of Bay Bridge Marina Hemingway’s Restaurant,
LLC trading as Hemingway’s for the transfer of a Class B, Beer, Wine & Liquor License was reviewed
and found to be in order. A motion was made by Mrs. Blouch, seconded by Mr. Dashiell to proceed with
advertising. All members voted in favor.
The application submitted by Biana J. Arentz on behalf of Lola’s, Inc., trading as Lola’s Restaurant for a
new Class B, Beer, Wine and Liquor License on the premise known as 205 Tackle Circle in Chester was
reviewed and found to be in order. A motion was made by Mr. Dashiell and seconded by Mr. Zellmer to
proceed with advertising. All members voted in favor.
An application was submitted by Michele N. Sokoloff and Gennaro Dimeo on behalf of Four Seasons
Bistro, Inc., trading as Four Seasons Bistro for a new Class B, Beer, Wine & Liquor License on the
premise known as 1533-37 Postal Road in Chester. They wish to amend the application to remove
Gennaro Dimeo and change the name of Michele N. Sokoloff to Michele Dimeo, due to marriage.
Michele Dimeo will be the sole officer of the corporation. All corporate documents will reflect these
changes. The original stockholders will be deleted. A motion was made by Mr. Zellmer, seconded by Mr.
Dashiell to proceed with advertising, pending approval of amended documents and organizational
minutes. All members voted in favor.
The application submitted by Daniel Myers on behalf of DVM, LLC, trading as Timmy O’Bryan’s for the
transfer of a Class D, Beer, Wine & Liquor License was reviewed. A resolution or a change in the
operating agreement is needed showing Daniel Myers as the managing member. A bulk transfer permit is
required before the license can be transferred. A motion was made by Mrs. Blouch, seconded by Mr.
Boone to proceed with advertising of the transfer pending receipt of the resolution or change in operating
agreement. All members voted in favor.
Mr. Robert Wilson, license holder for Ship’s Store/Red Eye Dock Bar, Mr. Donald Braden, Attorney and
Agents Jim Olienyk and Jeff Jensen were present at today’s meeting regarding two violations at the
Ship’s Store/Red Eye Dock Bar of failing to have invoices on the licensed premise. The Ship’s Store/Red
Eye Dock Bar had received samples from Republic National Distributing Company, but did not have the
invoices for them. They had an invoice faxed to them from RNDC, but the faxed invoice had prices on it,
and the invoice was for a sample that should show no price. Invoices for the rest of their alcohol was in
the main office off-site, filed by date, not by licensed premise. An agreement was reached between Mr.
Wilson and the Comptroller’s Office to keep copies of invoices on the licensed premise.
In the past, Grant Parsons from RNDC did not supply invoices for samples, but now the company does
give invoices for any samples. This violation with RNDC has been handled by the Comptroller’s Office.
The Liquor Board members agree that there was a violation of Article 2B of the Annotated Code of the
State of Maryland Section 14-201, by the invoices not being on premise. A motion for the penalty phase
was made by Mrs. Blouch, seconded by Mr. Dashiell that there be no fine.
Mr. Wilson is requesting that the Liquor Board allow original invoices or copies for the Ship’s Store/Red
Eye Dock Bar to be stored in the main office of the marina complex and that an original or copy be kept
on the licensed premise.
A motion was made by Mrs. Blouch, seconded by Mr. Zellmer that an invoice or copy has to stay on site
with the product at all times.
Also, it was clarified by Agent Jensen that a sample can only be the smallest bottle manufactured (50 mil)
and only one sample of each flavor can be given.
Mr. Steve Cohoon appeared before the Liquor Board to give an overview of the Land Use, Growth
Management Office. Due to budget restraints and several retirements, this office would like to combine
the duties of zoning/nuisance/liquor inspector. Since Steve Allen has already retired, Steve Cohoon would
like to ask that the Liquor Board appoint Frank Hall as the interim Liquor Inspector. Jeff Thompson will
work with Steve Cohoon on the wording to change legislature in Article 2B of the State Annotated Code
to make the Liquor Inspector a part-time position. This legislature would become effective 10/01/11. The
Liquor Board agreed to appoint Frank Hall as interim Liquor Inspector.
There being no further business the meeting was adjourned by Mr. Reid, to meet again on Tuesday,
December 7, 2010.
Sharon Walters, Clerk John D. Reid, Chairman