Council to weigh expansion plan for delicatessen

February 26, 1996|By Dan Thanh Dang | Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF

The Annapolis City Council will consider tonight a proposal by the former owner of Harbour House restaurant to expand the Food Basket on Dock Street into a delicatessen.

Aldermen will hear testimony for the application by George Phillips to expand his store into a 10-seat delicatessen that would offer sandwiches and other light fare from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Friday, and 6 a.m. to midnight Saturdays.

The store, at Dock and Craig streets, sells food, gifts itemsand teas. The proposal also includes offering carryout meals.

Last year, Mr. Phillips was involved in some controversy when word of the impending sale of Harbour House reignited a dispute between Annapolis residents and restaurant owners over closing times for downtown taverns.

The dispute was set off when Mr. Phillips asked the city's planning and zoning director whether he could legally sell his restaurant with its much-coveted 2 a.m. closing license intact.

Other area restaurant owners were angered when the city's Planning and Zoning Department ruled that he could.

The restaurant, to reopen next month, is now owned by Raymond Lubrano, a local restaurateur.

In other matters, the council is scheduled to hear testimony on an application of the Planning Commission to consider a zoning change affecting Mericare Associates Limited Partnership, and an application of PBCL Inc. to set up Einstein's Bagels, a restaurant-delicatessen at 122-124 Dock St.

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