Fletcher's changes owners, could reopen next month

Fletcher's may be down, but it's not out.

Co-owners Craig Boarman and Evan Tanner, who planned on opening a Latin/sushi spot on the first level, are no longer involved with Fletcher's. Building owner Bryan Burkert has taken over the Fells Point live music club, which he is currently rehabbing, he said.

Fletcher's could reopen as a bar and live music venue sometime in November -- but that's just a guess, Burkert said. He has to hire new staff and have the liquor license transferred back to his name.

Burkert, who also owns nearby music store Sound Garden, ran Fletcher's for several years. About 18 months ago, he transferred ownership of Fletcher's to Boarman and Tanner. Now, it's back in Burkert's hands.

"We'll see what happens," he said. "There's a lot of things you don't want to be doing, but sometimes you wake up and you're doing them. No matter what, I've got to put the business back in order."

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