Violations Leads To Suspended License For OC Business
OCEAN CITY, Md. - After more than two years of warnings, an Ocean City business has had its license to operate pulled.
Ocean City Police say that starting in the summer of 2010, they were getting a lot of complaints from citizens, property owners, and businesses about paper flyers being handed out for a few pizza places in the area.
In 2011, Police asked the owners of the pizza places to appear before the town of Ocean City Police Commission to talk about the repeated illegal advertising. Of the four businesses involved, three showed up, and police gave them cease and desist orders on the illegal paper flyers. The fourth, Marco Polo Pizza, formally Mack's Pizza, did not respond, or appear, and has reportedly continued to violate the City ordinance.
In September of this year, officials presented evidence about the business not following the law, and the continued complaints and calls about the advertisements. Police say that the business was officially warned in writing three times, but continued to distribute the handbills, which caused OCPD to charge them 8 separate times, and leading to convictions in District Court.
Even after the convictions, Marco Polo Pizza reportedly continued to violate the law, so the City Manager has suspended their operator's license, for 30 days. No word yet on what happens after the 30 day suspension.