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Article - Alcoholic Beverages




§21–804.

    (a)    There is a Class BDR (deluxe restaurant) beer and wine license.

    (b)    The license may be issued to a holder of a Class B beer license or a Class B beer and wine license.

    (c)    (1)    The Board may issue the license for use by a deluxe restaurant, as defined in the regulations of the Board, that:

            (i)    has seating for at least 20 individuals; and

            (ii)    has a minimum capital investment of $25,000 for the restaurant facilities, not including the cost of land or buildings.

        (2)    If the applicant purchases or leases an existing building, the capital investment attributable to the cost of the land and improvements shall be based on the assessed value of the land and improvements in accordance with the records of the State Department of Assessments and Taxation at the time of purchase.

        (3)    The license authorizes the license holder to sell, at retail, at the place described in the license:

            (i)    beer and wine for on–premises consumption; and

            (ii)    beer for off–premises consumption.

    (d)    (1)    The Board may issue the license with a catering option.

        (2)    In addition to exercising the privileges stated in subsection (c)(3) of this section, a holder of a license with a catering option may sell beer and wine for consumption at events that the license holder caters off the licensed premises.

        (3)    To exercise the catering option, the license holder shall provide food at the catered event.

        (4)    The license holder may exercise the catering option only during the hours and days that the Board allows.

    (e)    The annual license fees are:

        (1)    $500 for a 6–day license without a catering option;

        (2)    $625 for a 6–day license with a catering option;

        (3)    $585 for a 7–day license without a catering option; and

        (4)    $710 for a 7–day license with a catering option.

    (f)    The Board shall charge a one–time issuing fee for a new license in an amount equal to the annual license fee.