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General Information on Multiple Class B (BWL), H/R, On Sale Licenses

       
 

I Additional Licenses

A licensee holding a Class B beer, wine and liquor license (on-sale, hotels/ restaurants) may apply for an additional license or licenses subject to the provisions and limitations set forth in Article 2B, Section 9-102.1 (Additional Class B beer, wine and liquor licenses in Montgomery County).

II License combinations - maximum allowed

A LICENSEE THAT HOLDS AN "ORIGINAL LICENSE" MAY OBTAIN A MAXIMUM OF NINE (9) ADDITIONAL LICENSES AND MAY NOT HOLD MORE THAN TEN (10) LICENSES ALTOGETHER.

A LICENSEE MAY HOLD ANY COMBINATION OF THE FOLLOWING LICENSES, NOT TO EXCEED TEN (10) LICENSES ALTOGETHER:

  • ONE "ORIGINAL LICENSE"
  • ONE "1-YEAR LICENSE"
  • ONE "5-YEAR LICENSE" ($5000 ANNUAL FEE)
  • ONE "EAST COUNTY LICENSE"
  • ONE "ENTERPRISE ZONE LICENSE"
  • ONE "GAITHERSBURG LICENSE"
  • ONE "GERMANTOWN LICENSE"
  • ONE "MONTGOMERY VILLAGE LICENSE"
  • ONE "ROCKVILLE LICENSE"
  • TWO "INCENTIVE LICENSES"

Types of Class B (BWL), H/R, On Sale Only Licenses

 

1. "Original License"

6. "Montgomery Village License"

2. "One year License"

7. "Rockville License"

3. "Enterprise Zone License"

8. "Incentive License"

4. "Gaithersburg License"

9. "5 year License"

5. "Germantown License"

10. "East County License"
     
  1. "Original License"
    The first license is obtained under the requirements of Article 2B, Sec.6-201(q).
    • a seating capacity of at least 30 persons is required.

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  2. "One year License"
    If licensee has held a Class B (BWL), H/R, On Sale license for at least 1 year, an additional license may be obtained if the applicant:
    • operates a restaurant, as defined by regulations of the Board.
    • has a capital investment of at least $250,000 (excluding the cost of the land or building) for the restaurant.
    • has a seating capacity of at least 125 persons.

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  3. "Enterprise Zone License"
    A licensee may obtain not more than two additional licenses for premises which are located in one of two designated enterprise zones (specific areas located in Silver Spring and Wheaton). A licensee can only receive one additional license in each enterprise zone.
    • The licensee is not required to have held a license for 1 year.
    • A seating capacity of at least 30 persons is required.
    • meets the requirements of an Enterprise Zone as specified in Article 83 A, Section 5-401(p).

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  4. "Gaithersburg License"
    A licensee may obtain one (1) additional license for premises located within the City of Gaithersburg.
    • The licensee is not required to have held a license for 1 year.
    • A seating capacity of at least 30 persons is required.

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  5. "Germantown License"
    A licensee may obtain one (1) additional license for premises located within the Germantown Town Center District.
    • The licensee is not required to have held a license for 1 year.
    • A seating capacity of at least 30 persons is required.

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  6. "Montgomery Village License"
    A licensee may obtain one (1) additional license for premises located within the Town Sector zoned area called Montgomery Village.
    • The licensee is not required to have held a license for 1 year.
    • A seating capacity of at least 30 persons is required.

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  7. "Rockville License"
    A licensee may obtain one (1) additional license for premises located within the Rockville Town Center zoned property.
    • The licensee is not required to have held a license for 1 year.
    • A seating capacity of at least 30 persons is required.

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  8. "Incentive License"
    A licensee may obtain two (2) additional licenses if the applicant:
    • operates a restaurant, as defined by regulations of the Board.
    • already has obtained an "Enterprise Zone License", a "Gaithersburg License", a Germantown License", a "Montgomery Village License", or a "Rockville License".
    • The licensee is not required to have held a license for 1 year.
    • A seating capacity of at least 30 persons is required.

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  9. "5 year license"
    A licensee may obtain one additional on-sale only license for premises if the applicant:
    • has been the holder of two (2) Class B (BWL), H/R, On Sale Licenses for at least five (5) years.
    • operates a restaurant as defined by regulations of the Board.
    • a seating capacity of at least 30 persons is required.

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  10. "East County License"
    A licensee may obtain one additional on-sale only license for premises located in an area bounded by the Howard County–Montgomery County line on the north; the Prince George’s County-Montgomery County line on the east; the Capitol Beltway (I-495) on the South; and a line 3,000 feet west of the center of Columbia Pike on the west.
    • The licensee is not required to have held a license for 1 year.
    • A seating capacity of at least 30 persons is required.

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Department of Liquor Control • 201 Edison Park Drive • Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Telephone 240-777-1999 • FAX 240-777-1991 • E-mail
dlc@montgomerycountymd.gov