Danny's restaurant to be auctioned off in divorce dispute


Danny's, the Charles Street restaurant that stood out for decades as an oasis in Baltimore's desert of fine dining, will go on the auction block March 5, the victim of a bitter divorce that has been compared to "The War of the Roses."

Melvin Paul, the receiver for property, said the former four-star restaurant closed the day after Thanksgiving.

The closing came after a dispute between co-owners Stuart H. and June B. Dickman led Mr. Dickman to turn in the liquor license for Danny's to the Baltimore Board of Liquor License Commissioners earlier that month.

The auction will be held at 11 a.m. on behalf of Chrysler First Business Credit Corp., the secured creditor of the restaurant that was founded by Danny and Bea Dickman.

Along with the building at North Charles and Biddle streets, the fixtures, equipment, liquor license, wine inventory and a Ford passenger van will be sold.

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