2 Wicomico Businesses Busted for Selling Alcohol to Minors - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

2 Wicomico Businesses Busted for Selling Alcohol to Minors

Updated:
(Photo: WBOC) (Photo: WBOC)

SALISBURY, Md.- Authorities say two businesses failed a routine Wicomico County Alcohol Task Force compliance check conducted Wednesday.

Named "Operation Spot Check," the operations involved the use of task force 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 18 establishments checked, the two listed below failed:

  • Center City Exxon, 500 S. Salisbury Blvd., Salisbury
  • Thirsty's South, 1053 S. Salisbury Blvd., Salisbury

The following 16 businesses passed, resulting in a 90 percent pass rate:

  • Applebee's Neighborhood Bar & Grill, 2703 N. Salisbury Blvd., Salisbury 
  • Pitt Stop Beer & Wine, 34430 Old Ocean City Road, Pittsville
  • Chili's Grill & Bar, 2705 N. Salisbury Blvd., Salisbury
  • Adam's The Place for Ribs, 219 N Fruitland Blvd., Fruitland
  • Hunan Palace, 1600 S. Salisbury Blvd., Salisbury
  • La Roma Pizza & Restaurant, 934 S. Salisbury Blvd., Salisbury
  • Lucky Star, 208 N. Fruitland Blvd., Fruitland
  • Mojo's, 213 E Main St., Salisbury
  • Outback Steakhouse, 8245 Dickerson Lane, Salisbury
  • Plaza Tapatia, 1045 S. Salisbury Blvd., Salisbury
  • Shore Stop, 1020 Eastern Shore Drive, Salisbury
  • Eden Valero, 3602 Stockyard Road, Eden
  • Vintage Beer & Wine, 601 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury
  • Country Farm Store, 104 E. Gordy Road, Salisbury
  • Eagle Express Mart, 101 N. Camden Ave., Fruitland
  • Quick Food Mart, 900 N. Salisbury Blvd., 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 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.

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Wife of Congressman Andy Harris Passes Away

    Wife of Congressman Andy Harris Passes Away

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:25 PM EDT2014-08-29 01:25:29 GMT
    The wife of U.S. Rep. Andy Harris passed away unexpectedly Thursday.More
    The wife of U.S. Rep. Andy Harris passed away unexpectedly Thursday.More
  • No Change of Venue in Scarborough Case

    No Change of Venue in Scarborough Case

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:15 PM EDT2014-08-29 01:15:21 GMT
    18-year-old Jocori Scarborough, accused of raping a 15-year-old female student inside a Wicomico County school, will not have his trial moved out of the county.  Scarborough's defense attorney made the motion for a change of venue Thursday in court, but the motion was denied.More
    18-year-old Jocori Scarborough, accused of raping a 15-year-old female student inside a Wicomico County school, will not have his trial moved out of the county.  Scarborough's defense attorney made the motion for a change of venue Thursday in court, but the motion was denied. More
  • Maryland Universities and Colleges Prepare for Campus Fire Safety Month

    Maryland Universities and Colleges Prepare for Campus Fire Safety Month

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:09 PM EDT2014-08-29 01:09:47 GMT
    As a new semester begins on college campuses throughout the state, State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci reminds students to take actions to protect themselves and their friends from the devastating effects of fire. The State of Maryland has deemed September as “Campus Fire Safety Month.”More
    As a new semester begins on college campuses throughout the state, State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci reminds students to take actions to protect themselves and their friends from the devastating effects of fire. The State of Maryland has deemed September as “Campus Fire Safety Month.”More
Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service