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Jose Hernandez
Beer and wine license for Santini's in Joppa approved by liquor board

Santini's Restaurant in Joppa will, most likely, be able to serve beer and wine to its patrons soon. At its meeting in Bel Air Wednesday, the Harford County Liquor Control Board approved a request from Jose Hernandez for a class B1 beer and wine license. Hernandez is also a 50 percent stockholder in the restaurant. Craig DeRan, a lawyer with Stark and Keenan in Bel Air, represented Hernandez. He told the board that Santini's Restaurant, at 626 Town Center Drive, has been open since November 2011 and is "starting to become successful," hence the request for a beer and wine license. "[Hernandez] has shown himself to be a gentleman of financial responsibility and...