Friday, November 18, 2016
Talbert's objects to Bethesda 7-Eleven store obtaining liquor license
Under the rules, that gave Talbert's standing to file for judicial review of the decision in Montgomery County Circuit Court, said Associate County Attorney Kathryn Lloyd. That review took place on November 2, Lloyd said. The judge reversed the DLC decision, and has remanded the matter back to the DLC. It will now hold a future hearing to consider the license for 7-Eleven again, and take additional evidence. Lloyd is representing the Board of License Commissioners in this case.
The 7-Eleven store has posted a petition (pictured above - please click to enlarge for detail) for customers to sign in support of their beer-and-wine license.
In other liquor news, County Executive Ike Leggett yesterday doubled down on the county government's archaic liquor monopoly, proposing creation of a liquor authority instead of privatization. Such an authority would also raise troubling questions of the sort that surfaced during Leggett's push for a similar entity to fund bus rapid transit.
Photo: Rob Jenson