Unfortunately, the pandemic sent our entire industry reeling, and we had to change our business model overnight. I am so grateful for the aid that Baltimore County has provided to help local restaurants like ours get through this difficult year. Now, as we keep moving forward from the pandemic, I am ready to continue making my vision a reality.
We want to bring in local live artists for jazz brunches, acoustic dinner shows and poetry readings. But right now under the law I can’t do that. Honestly, it’s hard to believe that it’s illegal. Especially for businesses like mine that operate as a full service restaurant that has no desire to function as a lounge or nightclub.
I’m glad to see County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. pushing for a change to the law that will help so many businesses like Grind & Wine. By supporting local performers, we support our local economy and the community as well. Music is cultural and people appreciate culture. The proposed New Opportunities for Tourism and Entertainment or NOTE Act will keep local restaurants and music appreciation lively and strong.