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Article - Alcoholic Beverages




§21–903.

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

    (b)    The Board may issue the license to a holder of:

        (1)    a Class B beer and wine license;

        (2)    a Class B beer, wine, and liquor license; or

        (3)    a Class B Resort beer, wine, and liquor license.

    (c)    (1)    The Board may issue the license for use by a deluxe restaurant as defined by the Board with:

            (i)    seating at tables, not including seats at bars or counters, for at least 85 individuals; and

            (ii)    a capital investment of at least $250,000 for the restaurant facilities, not including the cost of land or buildings.

        (2)    If an 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 or lease.

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

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

            (ii)    beer for off–premises consumption.

    (d)    (1)    A license holder of a Class BDR license may acquire a catering option that authorizes the license holder to sell beer, wine, and liquor for consumption at events catered by the license holder in the county off the licensed premises.

        (2)    A license holder providing alcoholic beverages at a catered event off the licensed premises shall also provide food.

        (3)    The license holder may exercise catering privileges only during hours and days that are authorized under the Class B license.

    (e)    The annual license fees are:

        (1)    $2,250 for a 6–day license without a catering option;

        (2)    $2,750 for a 6–day license with a catering option;

        (3)    $2,625 for a 7–day license without a catering option; and

        (4)    $3,125 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.