LaHa In Pines Celebrates Opening

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LaHacienda Southwest Bar and Grill owner Bill Herbst held a grand opening ceremony on Monday at his new Ocean Pines location, featuring a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce, above.

Among the elected officials joining Herbst and supporters were State Comptroller Peter Franchot, State Senator Jim Mathias, Worcester County Commissioners Judy Boggs and Jim Bunting and Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan and Councilwoman Mary Knight.

In his remarks, Franchot said, “I have been touring the state on my ‘Shop Local’ campaign. After being here today and congratulating Bill on his new restaurant, I’m thinking maybe I should expand it or start a new one called, ‘Eat Local’.”

Above right, from left, are Mathias, Meehan, Herbst and Franchot.
Photos by Terri French

About The Author: Steven Green

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The writer has been with The Dispatch in various capacities since 1995, including serving as editor and publisher since 2004. His previous titles were managing editor, staff writer, sports editor, sales account manager and copy editor. Growing up in Salisbury before moving to Berlin, Green graduated from Worcester Preparatory School in 1993 and graduated from Loyola University Baltimore in 1997 with degrees in Communications (journalism concentration) and Political Science.