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John Steven Ltd closed in Fells Point; its future uncertain
John Steven Ltd closed in Fells Point; its future uncertain

John Steven Ltd. has been closed since early this week, but its owner said he hopes to have the Fells Point tavern reopened soon. Lyle Michael Farmer said he was planning to have the tavern back open this weekend but would give no details about the reason for its closing. "It’s a very difficult economic climate," he said. "I’m doing the best I can." Occupying the picturesque corner of Thames and South Ann streets, the tavern was opened by Charles "Chuck" Doering in 1978 in what was then Five Points Tavern, an old sailor bar. Doering renamed the tavern John Steven Ltd. after his son Matthew's teddy bear. Offering an eclectic mix of...

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