A businessman who hoped to open a liquor store above the Wegmans supermarket in Columbia has withdrawn his application for a liquor license, according to his lawyer.
Thomas Quick was scheduled to go before Howard County's Alcoholic Beverage hearing board Tuesday night to ask for a Class A-1 beer, wine and liquor license for a second-story space in the Wegmans building. But Monday afternoon, Quick's lawyer, Tom Meachum, sent a letter to the county announcing Quick had decided to drop the request.
Meachum explained in an email that the decision was based on a zoning interpretation from the county's Department of Planning and Zoning.
"The time the first...