Final Liquor Board Ruling on Club Amazon, June 15, 2006

The following letter was sent to Club Amazon legal counsel and all Parties of Record:



June 15,2006

Mishonda Baldwin, Esquire 6240 Wilde Swan Way Columbia, Maryland 21045

RE: t/a Amazon Class B, Beer, Wine and Liquor

Dear Ms. Baldwin:

During Regular Session on June 14, 2006, the Board of License Commissioners met regarding the above captioned.

The Commissioners found your client in violation of Sections 10-401 (a)(ii)(2), 16-301(a), 20-202(v)(l)(B) of Article 2B and Rules 25, 26(A)(I), 26(A)(3), 26(A)(14), 26(B)(4), 26(B)(7), 26(B)(10), 26(B)(12), 26(B)(14), 46(B), 46(1), of the local rules and regulations of the Board of License Commissioners. A fine of$5,000 was imposed. A certified check, cashier's check or money order in the amount of$5,000 is due and payable to Prince George's County within seven (7) days.

Additionally, the Commissioners granted your client a ninety (90) day closure of the licensed establishment for the sole purpose of transferring the alcoholic beverage license at this location or to another location within Prince George's County. Should the Class B, Beer, Wine and Liquor license be transferred to parties that continue to remain at the location of 13501 Baltimore Avenue, Laurel, Maryland, the operation of the business must be that of a family friendly sit down restaurant operation. It was also proffered that grandfather rights regarding CB-49-2005 do not transfer at the address of 13501 Baltimore Avenue, Laurel, Maryland. The Commissioners accepted proffers that under no circumstance would the current licensees, Robyn Kim, President and Nick Gladen, Secretary/Treasurer re-open at this location. In addition, the Board determined that customer dancing was not authorized at the licensed premises and no such "right" was available to transfer in any instance.

The proffers that the licensee made to the Board were instrumental in the Board's determination of the type of penalty to impose as well as the Board's decision to grant the ninety (90) day closure for the purpose of transferring the license. Should the proffers not be strictly adhered to, the Board would consider such act a potential violation and the proper subject of a show cause hearing.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

Sincerely yours,


Franklin D. Jackson

The Honorable John A. Giannetti, Jr.
The Honorable Leo Green
The Honorable Brain Moe
The Honorable Pauline Menes
The Honorable Barbara Frush
The Honorable Thomas E. Demoga
The Honorable Douglas J.J. Peters
The Honorable Craig A. Moe
All Parties of Record

County Service Building, Room 204, 5012 Rhode Island Avenue, Hyattsville, Maryland 20781-2037 (301) 699-2770