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Federal Hill beer garden loses latest round at liquor board
Federal Hill beer garden loses latest round at liquor board

If a hotly debated Federal Hill beer garden were to open in time for Oktoberfest, it would have to do so without the beer. By a 2-1 vote Thursday, Baltimore's liquor board declared invalid a liquor license for Crossbar Der Biergarten, saying it expired in 2009 and the owners would not get a "hardship extension." "The sale of liquor is a privilege, not a right," said board chairman Thomas Ward, who called past extensions of the proposed bar's license "illegal" decisions that the current board had a "duty to correct." Crossbar was first proposed as an open-air beer garden on Cross Street across from Cross Street Market in Federal Hill....

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