LITTLE ROCK —Three more Northwest Arkansas stores are getting beer sales.

LITTLE ROCK —Three more Northwest Arkansas stores are getting beer sales.

The state Alcoholic Beverage Control Board on Wednesday authorized alcohol sales at stores in Springdale, Berryville and Green Forest.

The board denied a private club permit to an El Dorado business and reduced and suspended a fine that had been imposed on a Little Rock club.

The board overturned ABC Director Michael Langley’s decision to deny a beer and small-farm wine permit to Kings Korner on West Huntsville Avenue in Springdale. The application was opposed by the Springdale Police Department, Springdale Mayor Doug Sprouse and state Rep. Jon Woods, R-Springdale.

Springdale police Cpl. Danny Wright testified that the store is in a high-crime area and is near a school and a church.

Board member Ron Fuller of Little Rock noted that no school or church expressed opposition to the application and that the applicant had a good record.

The board also overturned Langley’s decisions to deny beer permits to Food Mart locations on 604 West Trimble Avenue in Berryville and East Main Street in Green Forest.

Berryville police Det. Robert Bartos testified that the Berryville store is near a high school and a football field and expressed concerns about alcohol sales contributing to traffic problems. No one testified against the application for the Green Forest store, though the mayor of Green Forest expressed opposition in a letter.

The board upheld Langley’s decision to deny an application for a private club permit for Moody Rhythm & Blues on Strong Highway in El Dorado.

The club previously had a permit but lost it in 2008 because owner Shakeyta N. Moody failed to apply for renewal.

El Dorado Police Chief Ricky Roberts testified that after the club’s license expired it continued to operate until being shut down last July. He also said a woman was once shot in the arm outside the club before it lost its license.

The board suspended a $1,000 fine that Langley had imposed against Grady’s, a restaurant on West 12th Street in Little Rock.

Langley had fined the restaurant and placed it on probation for one year for serving alcohol to a minor.

Board members noted that the restaurant has had only two violations in 31 years. They reduced the fine to $500 and suspended it on the condition that the restaurant have no more violations during its one-year probation.

The board had been scheduled to hear an appeal of Langley’s decision to deny an application for a beer permit for the Hairy Frog Lounge and Bar on North 32nd Street in Fort Smith, but the hearing was postponed for 90 days because of a problem with the application.

Christopher Hayes of Fort Smith and Tina Lang of Arkoma, Okla., told the board they were co-owners of the facility. ABC attorney Donald Bennett said Lang’s name did not appear on the application, in violation of ABC rules, and he said an Arkansas alcohol permit cannot be issued to a business with a co-owner who lives out of state.

Bennett said Hayes could solve the legal problem by incorporating the business and making Lang a shareholder. Hayes said he would resolve the problem and come back with a new application.