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Salisbury Restaurant Busted for Selling Alcohol to Minors

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SALISBURY, Md.- Authorities say a Salisbury restaurant failed a routine Wicomico County Alcohol Task Force compliance check conducted on Wednesday, Jan 30.

Named "Operation Spot Check," the operations involved the use of Maryland State Police cadets for sales to underage persons at various licensed establishments throughout the county.

John Groncki, chief liquor license inspector for the Wicomico Board of [Liquor] License Commissioners, said that of the 21 licensed establishments that were checked, the one listed below failed:

  • Plaza Tapatia, 1045 S. Salisbury Blvd., Salisbury

The following 20 businesses passed, resulting in a 95 percent pass rate:

  • Cheer's, 1324 S. Salisbury Blvd., Salisbury 
  • The Irish Penny, 1014 S. Salisbury Blvd., Salisbury
  • The Deli, 1147 S. Salisbury Blvd., Salisbury
  • Thirsty's, 444 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury
  • Wetcher Whistle, 1220 Old Ocean City Road, Salisbury   
  • Chicken Man, 824 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury
  • Evolution Craft Brewing Co. & Public House, 200 Elm St., Salisbury
  • Hunan Palace, 1600 S. Salisbury Blvd., Salisbury
  • Shore Stop, 1020 Eastern Shore Drive, Salisbury
  • Market Street Inn, 130 W. Market St., Salisbury
  • Adam's The Place for Ribs, 219 N. Fruitland Blvd., Fruitland
  • Brew River Restaurant & Bar, 502 W. Main St., Salisbury
  • Uno's Chicago Grill, 100 E. Cedar Lane, Fruitland
  • Texas Road House, 107 E. Cedar Lane, Fruitland
  • Breaktime Sports Grill & Bar, 1009 – 1011 S. Salisbury Blvd., Salisbury
  • Royal Farm Store, 1401 S. Division St., Fruitland
  • Olive Garden Italian Restaurant, 2316 N. Salisbury Blvd., Salisbury
  • Red Lobster, 2314 N. Salisbury Blvd., Salisbury
  • Royal Farm Store, 901 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury
  • Quick Stop, 900 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury

Groncki said the licensees of the establishments that failed the compliance checks will be required to appear before the Board of [Liquor] License Commissioners for a show cause hearing whereupon they could face fines or suspensions of their liquor licenses, or both. The clerks who sold the alcohol to the cadet will be charged criminally by the officers of the Task Force, according to Groncki.

The task force is comprised of the Board of [Liquor] License Commissioners, Maryland State Police, the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office, the Salisbury and Fruitland police departments, as well as the Wicomico County State's Attorney's Office.

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