Liam Flynn’s Ale House appeared to be heading toward last orders at its Station North location when the owners said they needed to raise $50K in a week. But the pub, which is known equally for international soccer and live music, was able to avoid eviction.
“We couldn’t have done it without you and the behind the scenes heroes,” an exuberant Facebook post said, adding that the staffers are “overwhelmed by the goodwill of our supports.” The bar plans to host an Irish music jam session on Wednesday night.
Flynn was served last week with an eviction notice for July 20. As late as yesterday, the pub reported that they were still looking to compile the money to pay the landlord. Flynn has said the bar needed to raise $30,000 to pay off debts after falling behind on payments. He pointed to a clause in the lease required 10 percent of annual sales once they reached $300,000 for the year.
A GoFundMe page said the pub raised $14,582 of its $50K goal, but the latest on the page update said the spot is staying open. In addition to the online campaign, Liam Flynn’s held a silent art auction. A movie event that night called “Hope Sunday” also looked to keep spirits up.
Despite getting the money together, there were indications that the long-term situation has not been fully settled.
“We will carry on looking to renegotiate or look for a new home,” the Facebook post said.
Flynn’s landlord told the Baltimore Sun that making the payment before eviction would allow him to stay until the end of the year.
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