Liquor board hearing scheduled for Recher Theatre

Panel to review license Oct. 29

September 27, 2012|By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun

The Baltimore County liquor board has scheduled an Oct. 29 hearing for the Recher Theatre in Towson following a weekend event that drew a raucous crowd.

The business was charged under a regulation that says "all licensees shall operate their establishments in such a manner as to avoid disturbing the peace, tranquility, safety, health, and quiet of the neighborhood where located."

Seven people were charged in incidents related to the event on accusations that included disorderly conduct and assault.

After a hearing, an establishment can face fines and suspension or revocation of its liquor license.

Liquor board chief administrator Mike Mohler said the board decided to review the license after receiving eight police reports related to the event, which was sponsored by the Theta Mu Mu fraternity.

The hearing was originally set for Oct. 15 but is now planned for Oct. 29 because of a scheduling conflict for the theater's lawyer, Mohler said.

Neither theater owner Brian Recher nor his attorney returned messages seeking comment.

County Executive Kevin Kamenetz criticized the theater this week, saying the business used an outside promoter for the event. County police believe the promoter directed crowds of people to Towson after events planned in other counties fell through.

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