Sid's, a longstanding Pigtown bar, lost its license yesterday after a bizarre hearing involving video tapes and seemingly random violence.
The bar's owner, Tareq Abdul-Ghani, was accused of (and allegedly video taped) doing all sorts of bizarre, dangerous things. Did he do them or not? Depends on who you ask.
The bottom line is, Abdul-Ghani lost his license. After reading Sun reporter Brent Jones' article about the hearing (if you do anything today, read this piece), I have come up with Sam Sessa's Five Ways How Not to Run a Baltimore Bar. Here goes ...
5. Do not moon random people.
4. Do not run out in the middle of traffic after a Ravens game
3. Do not punch a dog.
2. Do not throw bottles and challenge your neighbors to a fight.
1. Do not stand there as a person at your bar shoots another person in the face and then refuse to cooperate with police.