The site of the now-closed Freddie's in Bel Air will retain its liquor license, after the licensee came forward at the last minute April 30 to renew the license with Harford County's Liquor Control Board.
The board approved the renewal Wednesday.
Freddie's closed abruptly last week, with owners explaining that management issues led to a break-up.
The business will stay closed, board administrator Kathryn Thess said, but any new owners will have the option of serving liquor.
Longshots Sports Bar & Grill, on Route 7 in Abingdon, announced it was closing Monday, Thess said.
Meanwhile, 12 other businesses were cleared for renewal since the previous meeting.
Also at Wednesday's meeting, the board voted to allow Bruce Clarke, of Laurrapin Grille in Havre de Grace, to serve alcohol for the upcoming First Friday and War of 1812 event.
Clarke said wristbands have been added to the restaurant's plan of action.
Coakley's Pub was also approved for First Friday but is not doing anything specific for the War of 1812.
One-day licenses were also approved for the Aberdeen Memorial VFW Post 10028's annual Warrior Fest; Faith Communities & Civic Agencies United's Smile With Style at Rockfield Manor; and Bel Air Downtown Alliance's Girls Night Out at seven different shops.