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By NATALIE HARVEY | November 17, 1992
Thanksgiving dinner will be served to families and people in need at the Last Chance Saloon Sunday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.John Heyn said the restaurant, which is working with a number of county churches and organizations, hopes to serve about 250 people.Guests will be served a complete Thanksgiving menu with all the trimmings. Reservations are taken on a first-come, first-accepted basis and can be made by contacting Grassroots, 531-6677, St. John's at Columbia's Interfaith Center, 964-1425, local church offices or state Del. Virginia M. Thomas, (410)
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By Shayna Meliker and Shayna Meliker,Sun reporter | June 20, 2008
The Second Chance Saloon, which plans to open in Oakland Mills Village Center on Sept. 1, will get a second chance to obtain a liquor license July 22. At a hearing Tuesday, the county's Alcoholic Beverage Hearing Board postponed a vote on approving a liquor license for the restaurant. The decision came after board members expressed concern about a fenced-in outdoor patio with two entrance gates. John L. Peoples Jr., chairman of the hearing board, urged the license applicants to be vigilant in serving alcohol on the patio, especially because the establishment is close to an apartment complex and Oakland Mills High School.
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By TYRONE RICHARDSON and TYRONE RICHARDSON,SUN REPORTER | December 9, 2005
When Last Chance Saloon, a 23-year-old neighborhood pub in Oakland Mills, closed in January last year, residents and local officials said its loss as community restaurant and gathering place left a major void in the village center. They were pleased when the "coming soon" banner on the former pub's white, wood-paneled building came down recently, signaling the arrival of Fire Rock Grill, which opened Tuesday. "This has been a long and anxious wait for us, and we are absolutely delighted that they have opened," said Barbara Russell, an Oakland Mills resident and member of the Columbia Association board of directors.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,Sun reporter | June 4, 2008
Columbia's much-lamented Last Chance Saloon may get a second chance with new operators who plan to reopen the restaurant by summer's end, boosting revitalization efforts in Oakland Mills Village Center. Meanwhile, residents are pondering new plans for a Walgreens pharmacy nearby on Route 175 at Thunder Hill Road as they await word on whether the much-discussed Meridian Square office building will go forward, replacing a vacant lot at the village center. Word of the restaurant's revival came as a welcome surprise, officials said.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | November 25, 2004
Oakland Mills Village Center will get another shot at a replacement restaurant for the Last Chance Saloon. Haluk "Alec" Kantur had planned to open a place called Rusty's Chill 'n Grill, but the county liquor board rejected him as a licensee this month. On Tuesday night, the County Council, sitting as the liquor board, agreed to allow the lease for the empty building to be sold to a new restaurant operator who could then apply for a liquor license without having to wait a year. Kantur said he is trying to find a buyer to extricate him from a 10-year lease at the village center, which last week celebrated the opening of a Food Lion supermarket.
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March 24, 1995
POLICE LOG* Town Center: 5800 block of Robert Oliver Place: Someone tried to break into an outdoor storage freezer at the Last Chance Saloon on Wednesday by striking the lock with a hammer, police said.
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March 1, 1995
POLICE LOG Oakland Mills: 9600 block of White Acre Road: A patron walking home from the Last Chance Saloon at 11:30 p.m. Monday ignored a man who approached him and demanded his cash. Police said the would-be robber -- dressed in dark clothing -- fled.
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By Shayna Meliker and Shayna Meliker,Sun reporter | June 20, 2008
The Second Chance Saloon, which plans to open in Oakland Mills Village Center on Sept. 1, will get a second chance to obtain a liquor license July 22. At a hearing Tuesday, the county's Alcoholic Beverage Hearing Board postponed a vote on approving a liquor license for the restaurant. The decision came after board members expressed concern about a fenced-in outdoor patio with two entrance gates. John L. Peoples Jr., chairman of the hearing board, urged the license applicants to be vigilant in serving alcohol on the patio, especially because the establishment is close to an apartment complex and Oakland Mills High School.
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By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 9, 2000
The Last Chance Saloon is probably best known for serving 56 kinds of beer on tap. Especially since all, except Budweiser and Miller Lite, are imports or microbrews. But there is more to this 250-seat bar and restaurant than its extensive beer list. The Last Chance's varied menu and casual atmosphere make it a popular family destination as well. "We very much try to pattern ourselves after an English pub," said Kathryn Sullivan, who took over the Last Chance with her husband, Paul, in March 1997.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,Sun reporter | June 4, 2008
Columbia's much-lamented Last Chance Saloon may get a second chance with new operators who plan to reopen the restaurant by summer's end, boosting revitalization efforts in Oakland Mills Village Center. Meanwhile, residents are pondering new plans for a Walgreens pharmacy nearby on Route 175 at Thunder Hill Road as they await word on whether the much-discussed Meridian Square office building will go forward, replacing a vacant lot at the village center. Word of the restaurant's revival came as a welcome surprise, officials said.
NEWS
By TYRONE RICHARDSON and TYRONE RICHARDSON,SUN REPORTER | December 9, 2005
When Last Chance Saloon, a 23-year-old neighborhood pub in Oakland Mills, closed in January last year, residents and local officials said its loss as community restaurant and gathering place left a major void in the village center. They were pleased when the "coming soon" banner on the former pub's white, wood-paneled building came down recently, signaling the arrival of Fire Rock Grill, which opened Tuesday. "This has been a long and anxious wait for us, and we are absolutely delighted that they have opened," said Barbara Russell, an Oakland Mills resident and member of the Columbia Association board of directors.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | June 10, 2005
Oakland Mills is getting another last chance. Despite doubts about the licensees, Howard County's liquor board has unanimously approved a license for a new restaurant to replace the closed Last Chance Saloon - a hopeful sign for village boosters who watched a plan for a replacement restaurant fail last fall. "I'm very excited. When the Last Chance left our village, it really did leave a hole," said Barbara Russell, the village's representative on the Columbia Council. "It was a big draw.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | November 25, 2004
Oakland Mills Village Center will get another shot at a replacement restaurant for the Last Chance Saloon. Haluk "Alec" Kantur had planned to open a place called Rusty's Chill 'n Grill, but the county liquor board rejected him as a licensee this month. On Tuesday night, the County Council, sitting as the liquor board, agreed to allow the lease for the empty building to be sold to a new restaurant operator who could then apply for a liquor license without having to wait a year. Kantur said he is trying to find a buyer to extricate him from a 10-year lease at the village center, which last week celebrated the opening of a Food Lion supermarket.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | November 4, 2004
Hopes for a resurgent Oakland Mills Village Center in Columbia were dealt a setback this week when the county liquor board denied a license for a restaurant that was to replace the Last Chance Saloon. The board, made up of the four County Council members, denied the license for Rusty's Chill n' Grill by a 3-1 vote Monday night. Board members said they felt the applicant, Haluk "Alec" Kantar, 35, of Kings Contrivance, had lied on his license application. One member said Kantar's record of violations was the worst he had seen.
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By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 9, 2000
The Last Chance Saloon is probably best known for serving 56 kinds of beer on tap. Especially since all, except Budweiser and Miller Lite, are imports or microbrews. But there is more to this 250-seat bar and restaurant than its extensive beer list. The Last Chance's varied menu and casual atmosphere make it a popular family destination as well. "We very much try to pattern ourselves after an English pub," said Kathryn Sullivan, who took over the Last Chance with her husband, Paul, in March 1997.
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By Dan Morse and Dan Morse,SUN STAFF | January 12, 1997
Sign envy is gripping Columbia.Listen to saloon owner John Heyn, who for years has tried to make a go of it in this tidy planned suburb that boasts some of the strictest sign restrictions in the nation.Every day, residents drive past his Last Chance Saloon -- buried in the courtyard of a neighborhood retail center -- without knowing it's there.Some residents even walk through the courtyard itself without noticing his bar.Life, for Heyn, has no neon.And so as the barkeeper crested a hill along Route 175 on Columbia's eastern edge two months ago, he was shocked to confront -- a half-mile away but very much in his face -- the words "Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon" illuminating the side of his new competition.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | June 10, 2005
Oakland Mills is getting another last chance. Despite doubts about the licensees, Howard County's liquor board has unanimously approved a license for a new restaurant to replace the closed Last Chance Saloon - a hopeful sign for village boosters who watched a plan for a replacement restaurant fail last fall. "I'm very excited. When the Last Chance left our village, it really did leave a hole," said Barbara Russell, the village's representative on the Columbia Council. "It was a big draw.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | November 4, 2004
Hopes for a resurgent Oakland Mills Village Center in Columbia were dealt a setback this week when the county liquor board denied a license for a restaurant that was to replace the Last Chance Saloon. The board, made up of the four County Council members, denied the license for Rusty's Chill n' Grill by a 3-1 vote Monday night. Board members said they felt the applicant, Haluk "Alec" Kantar, 35, of Kings Contrivance, had lied on his license application. One member said Kantar's record of violations was the worst he had seen.
NEWS
March 24, 1995
POLICE LOG* Town Center: 5800 block of Robert Oliver Place: Someone tried to break into an outdoor storage freezer at the Last Chance Saloon on Wednesday by striking the lock with a hammer, police said.
NEWS
March 1, 1995
POLICE LOG Oakland Mills: 9600 block of White Acre Road: A patron walking home from the Last Chance Saloon at 11:30 p.m. Monday ignored a man who approached him and demanded his cash. Police said the would-be robber -- dressed in dark clothing -- fled.
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