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Liquor License follow-ups -- Orchard Inn/Mo's & Mad River/DuClaw

You asked about the DuClaw property in Fells Point. An application to the board of liquor license commissioners for Baltimore City has been made for the property at 901 S. Bond Street. The names on the application -- John T. Durkin and Michael Mastellone -- are the owners of Mad River Bar & Grille. I caught Durkin in Chicago, and he's promised to call back tomorrow.

I mentioned the old Orchard Inn property on Joppa Road. A liquor license was approved for the owners of Mo's Seafood people. The transfer was approved on October 19th, 2009. The Mo's folks have been dutiful about keeping the Baltimore County Liquor Board apprised of the construction's progress and delays. The board received a letter from Mo's on September 20th, 2010, acknowledging that construction was taking longer than anticipated.

The new Baltimore County executive Kevin Kamenetz yesterday named two appointments to the three member liquor board. The new commissioners are Owings Mills resident Charles E. Klein, a certified financial planner and past Chair of the County Planning Board, and Benjamin Brooks, Sr.  president of the Randallstown-based B&R Brooks Professional Tax Service, an accounting firm. Brooks will serve as the commission's chair.

In the announcement dated December 14th, "Campfield" Kamenetz also eliminated the board's positions of executive secretary and deputy commissioner/chief inspector and combined them into a single chief administrator position to which he has appointed Michael Mohler.

Baltimore Sun photo/Algerina Perna 

NOTE: I posted this with a reference to the Valley Inn. The Valley Inn is linked, license-wise, to the Oregon Grille, not the Orchard Inn. But try telling me that.

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