Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS)

May 4, 2021 | Staff Writer

Durbin Becomes First Woman to Lead Department of Alcohol Beverage Services

Montgomery County’s Department of Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) announced that the County Council confirmed Kathie Durbin as its new director. Durbin, who served as the acting director of ABS over the last four months, will be the first woman to lead the department. Durbin is a lifelong Montgomery County resident. Before working in local government, […]

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March 26, 2021 | Michael Hernández

County Alcohol Beverage Services to Extend Store Hours

Montgomery County’s Department of Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) announced it will extend hours at 25 of its retail store locations starting Thursday, April 1. Since the start of the pandemic, ABS stores were closing at 7 p.m. due to COVID-19-related staffing issues. The stores will soon be open Monday through Saturday, from 12 p.m. to […]

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March 24, 2021 | Grace Kpetemey

Cabin John Liquor and Wine Store Reopens After COVID-19 Closure

The Montgomery County’s Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) reopened the Cabin John Liquor and Wine store on March 22. The store temporarily shut down earlier in March due to an employee’s potential exposure to COVID-19. After health officials instructed employees to quarantine at the store located at 11301 Seven Locks Road in Potomac, they were forced […]

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January 21, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Tienda de Licores Flower Avenue Cierra Temporalmente debido a COVID-19

El condado de Montgomery cerró temporalmente la tienda de licores y vinos Flower Avenue en Silver Spring después de que un empleado dio positivo por COVID-19, según un comunicado del condado. Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) se enteró del diagnóstico el miércoles e inmediatamente cerró la tienda, según el condado, y el último día de trabajo […]

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January 20, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Flower Avenue Liquor Store Temporarily Closed Due to COVID-19

Montgomery County has temporarily closed its Flower Avenue Liquor and Wine store in Silver Spring after an employee tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement from the county. Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) learned of the diagnosis Wednesday and immediately closed the store, according to the county, and the employee’s last day of work was […]

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October 1, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Silver Spring Restaurant Declared ‘Unsafe Facility’ After COVID-19 Violations

The Society Restaurant & Lounge in Silver Spring has been declared an “Unsafe Facility” by Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles after repeated COVID-19 violations. The Georgia Avenue establishment was ordered to close on Tuesday following an inspection on Saturday. It must remain closed for 30 days or until Gayles approves reopening. Society previously […]

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September 24, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Cierran Dos Negocios en Montgomery por Violaciones de COVID-19

Los inspectores del condado de Montgomery visitaron cuatro negocios el fin de semana pasado, cerraron temporalmente uno y ordenaron a otro que cesara y desistiera. Se ordenó a Rockville Escape Room que cesara y desistiera y también recibirá una citación civil, según los documentos de inspección del Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos del condado […]

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September 23, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Two County Businesses Shut Down for COVID-19 Violations

Montgomery County inspectors visited four businesses last weekend, temporarily closing one and ordering another to cease and desist.  Rockville Escape Room was ordered to cease and desist and will also receive a civil citation, according to inspection documents from the county Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Inspectors visited Friday and found the business […]

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