March 17, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Alcohol Beverage Services Reduces Hours, No In-Store Tastings

Montgomery County Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) is operating on reduced hours starting Tuesday until further notice due to the COVID-19 coronavirus. Retail stores will be open from noon to 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday, and will be closed on Sunday. There will be no in-store tastings. Further updates will be posted to the county ABS […]

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May 11, 2017 | Sonya Burke

DLC Staffers to Card All Customers at County’s 27 Retail Stores (VIDEO)

Beginning on July 1st, all customers shopping at the liquor control department’s 27 retail stores in Montgomery County will be carded. That’s the word from DLC Director Robert Dorfman, who said there will be few exceptions to the new policy. Up until now, customers at the county’s stores were only carded if they appeared younger […]

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January 31, 2017 | Sonya Burke

County Council Approves Dorfman as Director of DLC (VIDEO)

It’s official. At Tuesday’s meeting, Montgomery County Council members approved Robert Dorfman’s appointment as director of the Department of Liquor Control (DLC). Dorfman, a North Potomac resident, was appointed to the position by County Executive Ike Leggett. In his new position, Dorfman will be paid an annual salary of $220,000. His appointment is effective immediately. […]

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January 30, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Dorfman is “Super Excited about Opportunity” to Lead DLC (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett has chosen North Potomac resident Robert Dorfman to lead the Department of Liquor Control (DLC). Dorfman has years of experience in the private sector, including at Marriott International, Inc. where he served as president of Host International. The Montgomery County Council is expected to approve Dorfman’s appointment as DLC director […]

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December 13, 2016 | Sonya Burke

DLC Opens New Store in Rockville

The Montgomery County Department of Liquor Control (DLC) has opened a new store at 300 North Washington Street in Rockville. According to a news release, the nearly 8,000 square feet store features wide aisles, modern fixtures, energy efficient lighting and free parking. Highlights include: • A “Highly Rated” wine section with displays of wines rated […]

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October 25, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Governor Hogan and Comptroller Franchot Talk Marriott, CCT, Purple Line, Schools, and Liquor Control in North Bethesda (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

UPDATED Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, a Republican, and Comptroller Peter Franchot, a Democrat, sat down for a conversation that was moderated by Bethesda magazine’s political editor, Lou Peck, at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center on Friday morning. The breakfast meeting was hosted by The Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce. Their conversation covered […]

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June 27, 2016 | Staff Writer

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DLC Opens New Store at King Farm Village Center

In an effort to better serve its customers, the Montgomery County Department of Liquor Control (DLC) has opened a new store in the King Farm Village Shopping Center. The Rockville store is now open Monday – Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 12  p.m. to 6 p.m. The new location offers wood-look […]

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January 23, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

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DLC Experiences Uptick in Sales Because of Snowstorm

In anticipation of the winter storm, many residents in the County stocked up on essential items, and for some that included alcohol. Montgomery County Department of Liquor Control (DLC) Retail Operations Manager Diane Wurdeman, says that an increase in sales before snow is expected, but there was noticeable surge for this particular storm. We always see […]

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November 19, 2015 | Staff Writer

Fiscal Responsibility Tops MoCo State Priorities List

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett has released a list of Montgomery County’s priorities for the 2016 session of the Maryland General Assembly, which convenes in Annapolis on January 13. Highlights of the County priorities include increased State funding for school construction, transit, and roads, and support for ongoing County economic development and job initiatives. Both […]

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November 12, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

Councilmembers Send Letter to County’s State Delegation About Liquor Control (PHOTO)

Eight Montgomery County Councilmembers wrote a letter to State Senator Nancy King, chair of Montgomery’s State Senate Delegation, and to chair of the County’s State House Delegation Shane Robinson,  regarding their position on possible liquor control changes. According to a news release, Council President George Leventhal, Vice President Nancy Floreen, and Councilmembers Marc Elrich, Tom […]

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