Liquor board pulls license of Club 410 on Belair Road

November 13, 2009|By Brent Jones | brent.jones@baltsun.com

The Baltimore liquor board suspended indefinitely the liquor license for the owners of a Northeast Baltimore club already padlocked by city police, according to the board's commissioner.

Club 410, in the 4500 block of Belair Road, has been closed since April after police said it posed a "considerable threat to public safety."

At a hearing Thursday, liquor board commissioners ordered the club out of the neighborhood and the license returned to its creditor, finding management guilty of allowing underage drinking and live entertainment in January.

The club's licensees, Andrea Huff and Scott Brooks, testified that they were not the ones running the day-to-day operations of the club, but Commissioner Stephan Fogleman said, "When you have no administration and you allow for gross negligence, you will be held responsible."

Huff works in the city's 311 call center, and Brooks is a city schools employee. The former manager of the club, Tomeka Harris, was part of a federal indictment that included 24 people who authorities believe are leaders or associates of the Black Guerrilla Family prison gang. Authorities claimed the club was a gang hangout.

Police said in the padlock hearing last spring that three nonfatal shooting have occurred at or near the club since August 2008.

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