A Belcamp deli received a first license to sell beer and wine this week after extending its hours to serve evening meals.

Daniel and Marcia McShane appeared before the Harford County Liquor Control Board Wednesday afternoon for a hearing on their request for a cafe class on/off sale beer and wine license for their Belcamp location on Bata Drive in the Water's Edge business community.

The couple, who also own McShane's Gourmet in the Campus Hills Shopping Center near Harford Community College, opened McShane's Deli in Belcamp two years ago, Daniel McShane said during the hearing.

They were initially open for breakfast and lunch, but are changing their hours to serve lunch and dinner as well as renaming the restaurant a "bistro," he said.


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Their new license allows for the on and off premises sale of beer and wine and does not extend to the McShanes' catering business. The couple also plans to eventually put together a wine rack with different wines for sale at the Belcamp location.

Changes to board rules

Liquor board members also approved a change to two board rules Wednesday, following a public hearing during which no one spoke.

Previous wording in two rules dealing with the BNR and BDR licenses allowed alcohol with catering privileges on-site only, according to Judi Powell, the board's administrative assistant.

The new rules allow all caterers with those licenses to contract and provide alcohol off premises if they also supply food, Powell explained.

Other license approvals

Aimee O'Neill, chair of the Harford County Farm Fair, received a beer and wine license for the "beer barn," a feature at the new Farm Fair carnival, which starts Tuesday, July 17. The beer barn, O'Neill said, will only be open on Friday and Saturday night of the carnival.

The board also approved a one-day beer, wine and liquor license for Gil Sadler, who is hosting an event at his Fallston residence for the Hepatitis International Foundation.

Board Chairman Donald Hess told Sadler he would have to provide food at the event, other than the finger food Sadler initially suggested.

One day beer and wine licenses were also approved for the Bel Air Downtown Alliance and the Havre de Grace Seafood Festival; one day beer, wine and liquor licenses were approved for two upcoming concerts at Ladew Topiary Gardens in Monkton.

Two outside event applications were approved, one for a 10th anniversary event at Looney's Pub and the other for an American Legion Post 39 pig roast and luau.