by Lisa Tome
Within the next few weeks, you will be able to get a beer with your wings at Four Seas.
On Wednesday, January 27, the Cecil County Liquor Board approved a request from the owners for a Class B liquor license which allows for on site only liquor sales.
No one spoke in favor or against the application.
"I'm glad that I got it," said business owner Takis "Peter" Rahaniotis, who has owned the business for 11 years. "I'm excited about it. It's something new. I've owned businesses since 1984. I'm glad to have it. I'll be ready in two or three weeks."
Since opening the business, Four Seas has grown. Rahaniotis has doubled the size of the restaurant growing the seating from 16 to the current 70 seats. While Rahaniotis was successful at getting a license to serve in house, almost 17 months ago, a business in the same plaza was denied a liquor license.
In August 2014, the owners of Cigar-Etc applied to sell liquor. The goal for them was to sell fine wines and liqueurs to accompany their upscale cigar business. Store owner Balraj Singh and manager Shergill Singh were represented by attorney Robert V. Jones.
Business owners from Johnston's Liquors, Triangle Liquors, Benjamin's Store, and Chrome Dairy's Beverage Outpost banded together against the issuance of the license and were successful.