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Famous Dave's restaurant in Bel Air closes

Famous Dave's restaurant in Bel Air closes

The Famous Dave’s barbecue restaurant at the intersection of Route 1 and Route 24 in Bel Air has closed after seven years in business.

The Harford County Liquor Control Board, which oversees the restaurant’s license to sell beer, wine and liquor on site, was informed of the closure Thursday, Pilar Gracia, the liquor board’s administrator and general counsel, said Friday.

Liquor board staff were told Famous Dave’s was closed effective Wednesday night, according to Gracia.

Annette Johnson, a national license consultant for the Minnesota-based restaurant chain, has been the liquor board’s contact for Famous Dave’s, and she broke the news...