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Article - Alcoholic Beverages




§12–903.

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

    (b)    The license authorizes the license holder to sell beer, wine, and liquor at a hotel or restaurant at the place described in the license, for on– or off–premises consumption.

    (c)    (1)    In this subsection, “46th alcoholic beverages district” means an area that has the same boundaries as the 46th legislative district in the Legislative Districting Plan of 2002 as ordered by the Maryland Court of Appeals on June 21, 2002.

        (2)    In addition to meeting all other requirements of this section, a restaurant for which the license is issued in the 46th alcoholic beverages district shall have:

            (i)    capital investment of at least $500,000 for restaurant facilities, not including the cost of:

                1.    the land;

                2.    the building; or

                3.    improvements other than to the interior of a building on the licensed premises; and

            (ii)    except as provided in § 12–1604(c) of this title:

                1.    average daily receipts from the sale of food that are at least 51% of the total daily receipts of the restaurant; and

                2.    seating for 75 but not more than 150 individuals.

    (d)    (1)    In this subsection, “47th alcoholic beverages district” means an area with the same boundaries as the 47th alcoholic beverages district as that district existed before the Legislative Districting Plan ordered by the Maryland Court of Appeals on June 21, 2002.

        (2)    Except as provided in paragraph (3) of this subsection, the license issued for use by a restaurant in the 47th alcoholic beverages district may not include an off–sale privilege.

        (3)    A license issued before July 1, 1991, with on– and off–sale privileges may continue to be renewed or transferred in the 47th alcoholic beverages district with both privileges.

        (4)    The license may include an off–sale privilege for sales of refillable containers under a refillable container permit issued in accordance with § 12–1102 of this title.

    (e)    (1)    The annual license fees are:

            (i)    $1,320 for a licensed premises with a seating capacity of not more than 200 individuals; and

            (ii)    $1,800 for a licensed premises with a seating capacity of more than 200 individuals.

        (2)    In addition, the license holder annually shall pay:

            (i)    $500, if the license holder provides live entertainment; and

            (ii)    $200, if the license holder provides outdoor table service.