Royal Farms

All of the Royal Farms stores in Baltimore County have erected extra illegal signage - usually advertising tobacco products. In almost every case, there is a zoning hearing that was held, usually for some variance or a Special Exception for a gas station at the location. The result of each hearing includes an approved site plan, which includes information about the signage. As can be seen below, in each case, Royal Farms then comes back and adds signage beyond what was approved. It is doubtful that they even got a permit for any of these.

See here about the issues with tobacco advertising.

Initial complaint letter filed June 20, 2017.

The following is an ongoing record of attempts to get CE to take action against all of these Royal Farms stores. When this effort is well under-way and I see that it has the County's support (as a part of their well-publicized efforts to reduce smoking levels, especially among youth), complaints will be filed against other similar violators. If the County does not take these complaints seriously, I will go to the press, this being one of numerous pieces of evidence that the County is all talk and little action when it come to reducing tobacco use.

Note that much of the information below regarding inspections is taken from the county's Accela database, so a statement of "no action" means that nothing was recorded, as it should have been. It is possible that actions such as verbal warnings were taken, but it is the inspector's fault that proper records are not made so that we, as citizens, can see that they are doing something.

* cases filed by someone else.

Store
#
AddressZoning
cases
Link to
details
Complaint
filed
CE caseAction
2577560 Belair Rd2017-0356-XDetails
1819620 Belair Rd2012-0014DetailsJune 20, 2017CC1707402As of 7/15/18 - no action "inspection scheduled"
Aug 15, 2018CC18122228/31/18 correction notice
9/20 citation
10/11 dismissed
24406 Bowleys Quarter Rd    
2618A Dundalk Ave, Dundalknone    
1041010 Eastern Blvd1999-0200DetailsJune 20, 2017CC17074066/22 - CE says "no violation", but no record of inspection being done
1043320 Eastern Ave
Middle River
2002-0326
2009-0128
DetailsJune 20, 2017CC17074036/22 - correction notice
7/18 - closed
8235 Eastern Ave1997-0128-XA
4712545 Eastern Ave, Chase2000-0221Details   
10504 Edmonson Avnone    
6124 Edmonson Av2018-0101-X    
496067 Falls Rdno gas    
687701 German Hill Rd
Dundalk
1992-0166
1994-0183
2018-0296-SPHA
    
3415 Hanover Pike2001-0262
2003-0024
    
178207 Harford Rdnone    
144384 Hollins Ferry Rd1965-0316 10/24*CC171361411/28/17 correction notice
12/11/17 in compliance
81630 W Joppa Rd, Ruxton1989-0031
2018-0185-SPH
    
741525 E Joppa Rd, Parkville1995-0365
1996-0486
DetailsJune 20, 2017CC17074076/22/17 - CE says "no violation"
522410 E Joppa Rd, Parkville1955-3538DetailsJune 20, 2017CC17074086/22 - CE says "no violation"
The banner was removed while the inspector was there.
6/28 - banner is back up!
June 28, 2017CC17078436/29 - correction notice, corrected same day
1739043 Liberty Rd
Randallstown
2013-0132DetailsJune 20, 2017CC17074096/28 - CE says "no violation", but inspector's photo that day shows banner
Aug 11, 2017CC17100848/17 - Inspector took 3 photos showing 2 banners, no further action noted online
10/25/17 - banners observed still there
as fo 7/10/19 still shows "inspection scheduled"
Nov 7, 2017CC1714115Marked "Duplicate" so no action
July 10, 2019???
29627 Mace Ave  June 9, 2009*CC99CO0062472 
15011905 Market Way
@ Rt 43, Middle River
2009-0092
2010-0333
DetailsJune 20, 2017
June 23
June 30
Ignored
Ignored
CC1707953
-
-
7/26 - "no violation"
7/27 - e-mail sent to inspector since signs remained
7/28 - correction notice - compliance by 8/21, no further action noted online
2898 S Marlyn Ave1997-0322    
107 Mt Carmel2018-0050-SPHX
11911119 McCormick Rd, Hunt Valley2013-0093    
151601 Middleborough Rd, Essex2001-0316
2009-0127
2009-0166
DetailsJune 20, 2017
June 23
June 30
Ignored
Ignored
CC1707956
-
-
7/13 - correction notice issued citing wrong code
8/15 - citation issued, hearing set for 8/30
8/29 - inspector's photos show multiple banners
8/30 - Hearing - failed to appear
(nothing indicated online and inspector's 8/29 photos disappeared)
3115360 Nottingridge Rd--Apr 16, 2019CC1903755
Perry Hall Blvd2018-0059-SPHXASign restrictions included in order
358803 Philadelphia Rd1997-0353DetailsJune 20, 2017
June 23
June 30
Ignored
Ignored
CC1707960
-
-
7/26 - "no violation"
7/27 - e-mail to inspector
7/28 - correction notice
4/3/18 - closed
647950 Pulaski Hwy1993-0045 Oct 25, 2017CC171364911/8/17 - correction notice issued
2669500-9526 Pulaski Hwy2018-0168-XADetails  Not built yet
to replace next one
669600 Pulaski Hwy, Middle River1994-0342DetailsJune 20, 2017
June 23
June 30
Ignored
Ignored
CC1707961
-
-
7/26 - "no violation"
7/27 - correction notice - compliance by 8/21
8/27 - banner observed
10210740 Pulaski Hwy, White Marsh2003-0009DetailsJune 15, 2006
July 2, 2008
CC99CO0024518
CC99CO0047705
No action, closed Feb 14, 2014
No action, closed Feb 14, 2014
June 20, 2017
June 23
June 30
Ignored
Ignored
CC1707964
-
-
7/6 - correction notice - compliance by 7/21
7/25 - inspector took photos of violation
8/7 - citation issued
8/21 - inspector's photos show illegal signs
8/23 - hearing, no show, fine $400
8/27 - banner observed
10/12 - closed
14010988 Red Run Blvd, Owings Mills2005-0409
2012-0125
    
3501721 Reisterstown RdDRC-2018-00138, Sept 18
9740 Reisterstown Rd2017-0161-X, Oct 11
18011510 Reisterstown Rd, Owings Mills2014-0053DetailsJune 20, 2017
June 23
June 30
Ignored
Ignored
CC1708293
-
-
7/20 - Inspector's 4 photos managed to miss both banners (or they were removed before photos taken and put back up).
43501 W Seminary Rd, Lutherville2011-0164
(Withdrawn)
   
812330 Smith Ave, Pikesvillenone    
312700 Taylor Avenone Nov 22, 2016*CC1613978No violation Nov 29
125 E Timonium Rd, Luthervillle2017-0153
No gas
    
1123505 Washington Blvd, Landsdowne2000-0509DetailsOct 20, 2017*CC1713487Nov 17 - correction notice
Dec 4 - in compliance
Oct 24, 2018*CC1816749Nov 2 - correction notice
464308 Washington Blvd, Halethorpe1997-0011DetailsDec 17, 2015CC1514507Dec 18 - no violation
June 20, 2017
June 23
Ignored
CC1707571
-
7/13 - closed, no violation (inspector's photo conveniently left out the sign in violation)
Sept 15, 2017*CC17120149/28 - correction notice
10/19 - closed (corrected)
July 21, 2018*CC1810602Aug 1 - no violation
484045 Wilkins Ave, Arbutus1988-0003    
421302 Windlass Dr2011-0165
(Withdrawn)
DetailsJune 20, 2017
June 23, 2017
Aug 11, 2017
Ignored
Ignored
CC1710111
-
-
as of 4/22/19 - no further action noted online, case still "pending"
April 22, 2019CC1904011
96416 Windsor Mill Rd1984-0181    
37204 York Rd1962-5780 Sept 12, 2013CC99CO01370202/14/2014 - closed (no action)


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