Community opposition has thwarted an attempt by the South County Deale Moose Lodge to move into the 70-year-old Shady Side Elementary School.
An attorney for the Moose Lodge notified the liquor board that it would withdraw its application for the license on the same day that the board voted 3-0 to deny it.
Because a liquor board vote does not become official until it is issued as a written decision, the lodge's withdrawal effectively kills the application, said Trevor A. Kiessling Jr., a lawyer for the Moose Lodge.
"They were disappointed with the response they got in the community," Mr. Kiessling said. "Since it split the community so greatly, they decided to withdraw and look for someplace else."
Tom Riggin, liquor board chairman, said the application was rejected because the school building is located in a residential area. "It was going to disturb the peace and tranquillity of the area," he said.
The Moose Lodge still retains its original license and will file another application once a location for a new lodge is found, Mr. Kiessling said.
Annapolis woman robbed of wallet
An Annapolis woman was pushed down and robbed of her wallet Wednesday in the William Paca Garden, city police said.
Wilma R. Boice, 58, of the 100 block of Cranes Crook Lane was walking in the garden on Martin Street about 3:40 p.m. when a man shoved her to the ground and stole her wallet, which contained about $100.
She was not injured.
* Annapolis: Someone pried open the door of Gritz's Liquors in the first block of West Street on Wednesday night and stole $6,940 worth of cash and merchandise, including $1,640, 17 lottery ticket books valued at $5,100 and a cash register valued at $200.