Board OKs license transfer for Dunkirk store

Prince Frederick, MD - The Calvert County Liquor Board met Thursday, March 8 in a new venue—the Harriet Brown Community Center in Prince Frederick. The panel had postponed their previously scheduled late February meeting. With cornhole competition underway in the center’s large meeting room, the liquor board conducted their short, one-agenda item meeting in a small conference room.

The board approved a transfer of license for Market Place Wine and Spirits in Dunkirk. The license was transferred to Meenaben S. Patel and Gregory D. Wilson. Patel will be the manager and, for the time being, the sole employee of the liquor store. During questioning by his attorney Linda C. Carter, Patel stated he lives in Lusby. He is not a U.S. citizen but his wife is and he has a green card. Patel stated he was training for intervention procedure (TIPs) and Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAMs)-certified. He has been managing a liquor store in Lusby for several years.

Market Place Wine and Spirits will be open seven days a week. Patel told the board he will not accept “vertical IDs,” in order to discourage underage customers from trying to purchase alcohol.

The liquor board is scheduled to hold its regular monthly meeting March 22.

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