The new patio outside Main Street Tower restaurant in downtown Bel Air is finished and open for dining. (Submitted photo / September 3, 2013)

The Harford County Liquor Control Board heard an update on the newly-finished patio at Main Street Tower and approved various First Friday events during the board's most recent meeting last Wednesday.

The Main Street Tower just completed a patio, which will feature about 40 seats, outside its prominent location in Bel Air. The board recognized its completion during the meeting.

The board approved outside event applications for Laurrapin Grille, Rodgers House Tavern, Coakley's Pub, MacGregor's Restaurant and Vineyard Wine Bar for Havre de Grace's First Friday event Sept. 6.

The board accepted fines of $1,000 each from La Tolteca, Coakley's Pub and The Mallet Restaurant & Crab House. Coakley's was fined for violating public welfare in an April 21 incident.


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After that incident, Margie Coakley came to defend herself against accusations that she had been drinking and had allowed a group of rowdy patrons to take over the pub. The pub had been fined $1,000 for disturbing the peace.

La Tolteca and The Mallet were fined for serving a minor during an April 5 compliance test.

Inspector Charlie Robbins said he has been working with the Motor Vehicle Administration to cite people who are underage and use someone else's ID to get into a bar.

Robbins said the issue was prompted by an underage girl who recently tried to use another person's ID to get into Looney's Pub in Bel Air.

Changes have also been made to the one-day license application, which is available at http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/lcb/.

The board approved one-day licenses for a John Ryan for Sheriff fundraiser and the Art Show, both on Sept. 6, as well as a Surf & Turf Dinner by the Havre de Grace Knights of Columbus Council on Sept. 7.

The Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation got a one-day license for a Gorgeous From the Inside Out event on Sept. 21.

Gino's in Aberdeen is also expected to change its officers, but is still dealing with outstanding taxes to Harford County, administrative assistant Judith Powell said.

One-day beer and wine licenses were approved for a reception at the Cottage at Rockfield by the Harford Artists' Association and a bull roast at Level Volunteer Fire Company by the Charlie Riley Scholarship Foundation.