Recher Theatre poised for Liquor Board review

Patrons stand outside Recher Theatre in Towson. (Photo by Steve Ruark / October 23, 2012)

County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said Friday at a press conference in advance of Hurricane Sandy that Monday's liquor board hearings, including a scheduled hearing stemming from the Sept. 24 incident outside the Recher Theatre, have been postponed due to the threat of severe weather.

The owners of the Recher Theatre were issued a show-cause after police said 2,500 people gathered on the streets of downtown Towson following a fraternity party that quickly reached capacity at the venue.

The liquor board was set to determine whether the Recher's owners were in compliance with Rule 3B of the county's liquor laws, which states "all licensees shall operate their establishments in such a manner as to avoid disturbing the peace, tranquility, safety, health, and quiet of the neighborhood where located."

Four people were arrested for failing to leave the area, and three more were arrested for assaulting a police officer in connection with the incident, while three county police officers suffered non-life threatening injuries, police said.

No new date has been set.