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By Eric Siegel and Scott Higham and Eric Siegel and Scott Higham,Sun Staff Writers Staff writer Norris P. West contributed to this article | April 1, 1994
A city grand jury is investigating the Baltimore liquor board, following claims that inspectors took bribes from Block bar owners and that a board member was a secret partner in one of the tawdry dance clubs, according to court records and interviews.The grand jury has subpoenaed thousands of documents from the board, a state agency. It demanded the personnel files of employees who inspected the clubs between Jan. 1, 1990 and Jan. 14, 1994 -- the day state troopers hit The Block in a highly publicized drug raid.
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December 1, 1991
The county Liquor Control Board has denied a request by the owners of the Bay City Market to sell beer and wine at their Havre de Grace shop.In making the decision, issued Nov. 20, the board ruled that granting the license would violate a state regulation requiring establishments that sell liquor to be at least 500 feet apart.The Bay City Market is located at 200 Congress St. Danny's Food Market at 137 N. Washington St., is about two blocks from Bay City Market.Bay City owners Clarence and Julia Riley were seeking an "off-sale" license.
NEWS
By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,Staff Writer | August 12, 1993
Stanley P. Pianowski, the low-key administrator of the Baltimore County liquor board, has resigned his $37,128 job effective Aug. 20.In a short resignation letter dated Aug. 9, Mr. Pianowski, who has held the job for 10 years, said that it was time for a change and that he had mixed emotions about leaving. Mr. Pianowski, 57, later said he has no new job waiting."It's just for personal reasons," he said. "It's something I've been thinking about for a while."A political appointee, Mr. Pianowski kept a low profile as board administrator, limiting his public comments to board business.
ENTERTAINMENT
Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2013
Thursday's docket for the board of liquor license commissioners for Baltimore City was mostly concerned with infractions of the liquor board code. Among the establishments penalized by the board, all for first-time offenses, were Canton's Portside Tavern on O'Donnell St., which was fined $625 for after-hours consumption on April 7, Phillips Seafood in the Inner Harbor , which was fined $250 for operating without a license on May 7, and the Chesapeake in Charles North, which was found guilty of extending its bar outside on July 19 and 20 Artscape without permission from the liquor board.
NEWS
By Brent Jones | brent.jones@baltsun.com and Baltimore Sun reporter | January 22, 2010
The city liquor board last night handed down a five-day liquor license suspension to a strip club on The Block after a dancer in the bar was found guilty of fondling the genitalia of a male patron. Mouse Trap II, on the 400 block of E. Baltimore Street, was additionally fined $2,250. A liquor board inspector testified at the hearing that he saw a dancer with her hand inside the unzipped pants of a man on July 12. The club was also fined for selling to an underage patron that same night.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sam Sessa, The Baltimore Sun | April 28, 2011
The liquor board Thursday suspended Tiki Barge's license for the month of July — peak season for the floating South Baltimore bar — for disturbing the peace and misleading statements from the bar's lawyer, according to liquor board chairman Stephan Fogleman. Since Tiki Barge shares a liquor license with Sorso Cafe and the restaurant Tabrizi's, all three businesses will not be able to serve alcohol for 30 days, pending an appeal. "When one goes, they're all affected," Fogleman said.
NEWS
By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | March 20, 2014
Ze Mean Bean Cafe, a popular Eastern European-styled, Fells Point restaurant, had its liquor license revoked by the city's liquor board Thursday, the board chairman said. Baltimore City Liquor License Board Chairman Steve Fogleman said Thursday evening that the bar had committed two violations - not cooperating with inspectors and serving alcohol without picking up their 2013 liquor license from the board. A chef at the restaurant did not appear at a hearing in front of the board as required, he said.
NEWS
By Brent Jones, The Baltimore Sun | June 24, 2010
The Baltimore liquor board on Thursday denied a request to transfer a liquor license to the owner of a gluten free bakery in Remington. Liquor board chairman Stephan Fogleman said during his ruling that the board sees no immediate need for the business. Richard D'Souza, owner of Sweet Sin in the 100 block of W. 27 t h Street, wanted to open a restaurant next door to the bakery and take over a longstanding liquor license designated for that location. But D'Souza's bid was opposed by the Remington Neighborhood Alliance and the Charles Village Civic Association, whose members expressed concern over a likely increase in noise and an influx of Johns Hopkins students if the restaurant serves alcohol till 2 a.m. The Greater Remington Improvement Association supported the transfer.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | February 17, 2012
Of the seven charges against Dubai nightclub at the Baltimore Liquor Board Thursday, it was the accusation the club allowed guests to smoke pot that piqued commissioner Elizabeth Smith. On September 2 of last year, police officer Stephen Wilson was called to the club, the former Velvet Rope , for crowd control after rappers Jim Jones and Juelz Santana had performed. Wilson "walked into a visible cloud of smoke that had a strong odor of marijuana," he told the board.
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