The folks who wanted to open a liquor store on the second floor of the Columbia Wegmans won't appeal, report the Patch and Explore Howard.
The county liquor board voted down an application made for a liquor store that would have been 90% owned by the husband of the president of Wegmans. Wegmans told the local reporters that they don't know how they'll use the space where the liquor store was planned.
My vote: Lebanese Taverna. I'm a bit obsessed after eating there on Labor Day. Even the counter-service Lebanese Tavernas in Rockville and Silver Spring would be a wonderful addition to Howard County. Delicious meats and even better salads, falafel and vegetables. Casual, reasonably-priced, and unmatched around here.
But an outside restaurant is probably not a smart move for 10,000 square feet sitting above Wegmans own food court. Someone else could always try to get a liquor license for that spot. Mrs. HowChow wants a Jamba Juice. What else is missing from Howard County? What could you imagine there?