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Maryland Code, Alcoholic Beverages § 26-903

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(a) There is a Class B-Plus beer, wine, and liquor license.

(b)(1) The license may be issued for use by a restaurant that:

(i) is located in a permanent building with sufficient space and accommodations for preparing, serving, and selling hot meals to the public during the restaurant's hours of operation;

(ii) has the minimum sanitary facilities required by the county health department regulations;

(iii) meets the minimum health requirements adopted by the county health department regulations;

(iv) has a dining area with sufficient tables, chairs, or booths to comfortably seat and accommodate the public;

(v) is equipped with a kitchen that has complete facilities and utensils for preparing hot and cold meals for the public;

(vi) employs a sufficient number of cooks and wait staff to serve the public using the dining area;

(vii) maintains and displays a menu that advertises the serving of a variety of hot meals;  and

(viii) maintains sufficient food on the premises at all times to fill an order made from the menu.

(2) A drug, candy, or confectionery store is not a restaurant.

(c) The license authorizes the license holder, at a hotel or restaurant at retail at the place described in the license, to sell beer, wine, and liquor for:

(1) on-premises consumption;  and

(2) off-premises consumption by maintaining “off-sale” shelves or counters that shall be in an area that is partitioned or otherwise partly separated from the main bar and the usual serving area for on-premises consumption.

(d) A license holder shall report promptly to the Board when the restaurant operations are interrupted.

(e) If the establishment for which a license is sought to be issued or transferred meets the standards set out in this section, the Board may:

(1) issue a new license under this section;

(2) approve a transfer of a license under this section by the same license holder to a new location;  and

(3) approve a transfer of a license under this section from one license holder to another at the same or different location.

(f) The license holder may sell beer, wine, and liquor during the hours and days as set out under § 26-2004(b) of this title.

(g) The annual license fee is $3,270.

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