A recent Baltimore Sun article explains Joseph Snee’s involvement in the Bel Air Bonefish Grill liquor license requirements.
“Despite objections from its lawyer, the Harford County Liquor Control Board has decided Bonefish Grill in Bel Air can keep serving alcoholic drinks to its customers, having complied with requirements the board set two weeks ago.
The board set three requirements, which members determined Wednesday Bonefish has met, at least in a good faith effort. They agreed not to pull the license, but not before Pilar Gracia, the liquor board’s lawyer, recommended they do just that
Bonefish has been operating without an active liquor licensee since September. At its Feb. 18 meeting, the board gave Bonefish an ultimatum: Get its paperwork in order or the license would be pulled.
Bonefish submitted an application to have kitchen manager Derek Bergman as the only licensee for the restaurant, but the board objected because he did not have a financial interest in the limited liability corporation that operates the eatery at Harford Mall. Bonefish complied by giving Bergman 10 percent interest in the LLC for $100.
The board also had wanted Bonefish to add a second person to the license, Joseph Kadow, who is a member of the corporation, but the restaurant’s lawyer, Joseph Snee, said that was not possible because Kadow already is on a liquor license in another county. As a result, Bonefish didn’t offer anyone else to be put on its Bel Air license.”