Culture, Featured, Food & Drink

Hammerjacks Gets a Liquor License

0 Written by: | Friday, May 19, 2017 10:20am

An artist’s rendering of the planned location for Hammerjacks, via Design Collective

The developers of Hammerjacks cleared a key hurdle yesterday when Baltimore’s liquor board voted 3 to 0 to approve an arena liquor license for their project at 1300-1320 Russell Street.

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Featured, Federal Hill, Food & Drink, Lifeline

Banditos in Fed Hill Issues Statement on Weekend Triple Stabbing, Calling it ‘Senseless Violence’

0 Written by: | Tuesday, May 16, 2017 11:20am

Image from August 2015, via Google Street View

Banditos’ co-owners, management and staff have issued a statement about a horrific triple-stabbing in their bar early Saturday morning.

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Featured, Food & Drink, Hampden

Nepenthe Homebrew Moving from Woodberry to Hampden, Expanding to Serve Beer and Food

0 Written by: | Thursday, May 11, 2017 3:20pm

The planned new location for Nepenthe Brewing Co. on Falls Road.

After experiencing two floods in four years, the owners of Nepenthe Homebrew are changing locations and expanding.

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Friday Morning Headlines: Mayor Pugh Gives First ‘State of the City’ Address; Drone Assists Police in Cecil County; and More

0 Written by: | Friday, Mar 17, 2017 7:23am

Baltimore County detectives investigating child abuse video — Fox45

In first ‘State of the City’ speech, Baltimore Mayor Pugh says stressing education, services and jobs will fight crime – Baltimore Sun

Bill giving the Liquor Board power to order mediation stirs debate – Baltimore Brew

Drone leads police to stolen heavy equipment – ABC2

No. 11 Xavier upends No. 6 Maryland in NCAA tournament’s first round – USA Today

Featured, Money & Power, Real Estate & Home, Urban Landscape

Urban Landscape: Sagamore Pendry Hotel Three Weeks from Opening; Fairfield Inn and Suites Sells for $24M; New Restaurants in Clipper Mill, East Baltimore; $350K Houses in Hampden; Developers Vie for Lexington Street Property

2 Written by: | Monday, Feb 27, 2017 10:08am

Sunday isn’t a workday on most construction sites, but workers were on duty yesterday at the Sagamore Pendry Baltimore hotel in Fells Point.

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Money & Power

Gov. Hogan Proposes Anti-Corruption Reforms for Maryland

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jan 19, 2017 4:51pm

Courtesy Gov. Larry Hogan’s Office

Weeks after a pair of high-profile bribery and illicit campaign finance cases involving state officials, Governor Hogan has proposed a handful of measures to fight political corruption and boost government transparency.

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Featured, Urban Landscape

The Drinkery to Get New Owners; Developers Chosen for 10 E. Pratt Street; Life Drawing with a Twist at the Windup Space

0 Written by: | Monday, Jan 09, 2017 11:04am

A Mount Vernon bar that was accused last year of turning the surrounding area into a “pirates’ cove” of illicit activity will get new owners this winter if Baltimore’s liquor board gives its approval.

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Featured, Money & Power

Funding Not Renewed for Blog That Tracks Liquor Board

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016 4:56pm

liquor_store2Watchdog reporting suffered a local blow this fall. A blog that tracks happenings at the Baltimore City Liquor Board is set to cut back. Read More →

Culture, Food & Drink

The Hippo May Live On in New Nightclub

1 Written by: | Thursday, Sep 08, 2016 11:00am


Club Hippo

Baltimore’s Hippo nightclub closed last year, but part of it may live on at a new nightclub that’s planning to open this fall. Read More →

Money & Power

Baltimore City Liquor Board Has A Lot of Problems, Auditors Find

0 Written by: | Friday, Apr 05, 2013 9:05am


Courtesy Citybizlist – The regulators that oversee Baltimore’s 1,360 bars, night clubs and restaurants have serious problems managing the licensing, inspection, and disciplinary action of the liquor industry, state auditors found.

The Board of Liquor License Commissioners lacked written policies in many areas, failed to collect proper documentation, issued licenses before payment was made, did not adequately monitor or evaluate its staff, and staff did not perform as many inspections as they were supposed to, said the 66-page audit report released Wednesday.

“A lot of what they do is informal which leads to inconsistencies in the way things are handled,” said Tom Barnickel, the chief legislative auditor. The audit had been requested by the Maryland General Assembly.

Read more at citybizlist

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