Tag: liquor licenses

Spike Gjerde, Corey Polyoka to Sell Grand Cru Wine Bar to Former Employee

Photo by Ed Gunts

Spike Gjerde and Corey Polyoka, the restaurateurs behind Foodshed, plan to sell Grand Cru wine bar and wine shop in Belvedere Square to a former employee.

Urban Landscape: Hammerjacks Seeking Liquor License; Charles Village Pub to Change Hands; Warrington Penthouse Up for Auction; New Art Gallery in Hampden

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

The developers of Hammerjacks will seek to clear a key development hurdle this month when they appear before Baltimore’s liquor board. They’ll seek to obtain an “arena” license to serve alcoholic beverages for their project at 1300-1320 Russell Street.

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



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.

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