Show bar denied OK to operate Rosedale residents rejoice after Baltimore County Liquor Board's decision

June 04, 1996|By Larry Carson | Larry Carson,SUN STAFF

To the cheers of Rosedale residents and Catholic school children, the Baltimore County Liquor Board denied permission yesterday for a large show bar to open in a former dinner club building on Pulaski Highway.

The decision came at a boisterous 4 1/2 -hour hearing that was the latest effort by Rosedale residents to combat the decline of their area from prostitution and petty crime along Pulaski Highway (U.S. 40), their leaders said.

More than 100 protesters, not including the children, attended the session and submitted petitions with 1,132 signatures to the board.

"The board feels that the neighborhood has spoken," Chairman Philip R. Leyhe Jr. said, announcing denial of a transfer of the dinner theater's liquor license to Vincent M. and L. Vincent Magliano and Troy M. Schweiger, who sought to open a show bar there.

"I wish you would have kept it a dinner theater," Leyhe told building owner Amedio Lorenzo. Leyhe added that the board will not permit live entertainment at the establishment in the 8000 block of Pulaski Highway, even on its current liquor license.

Lorenzo said remodeling work for the new operation was under way, and he did not know what he will do next.

But Vincent Magliano knew his next step, vowing a quick appeal to Circuit Court.

The Rev. Richard Florek of St. Clement Roman Catholic Church and school in the 1200 block of Chesaco Ave., next to the dinner theater building, said, "What's there shouldn't be there. The community came together."

Community leader Daryl Buhrman, a retired police officer and president of the Rosedale Community Association, said, "This is where morality and good conscience won over money."

Pub Date: 6/04/96

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