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Owner in final stage of selling Arbutus bar

Owner in final stage of selling Arbutus bar

A longtime fixture in downtown Arbutus, Center Court, located at 5507 Selma Ave., will soon be under new ownership.

Shirley McCumbie, who bought the Arbutus bar and package goods store with her late husband, Jim McCumbie, in 1987 and now runs it with her daughter, Christine Bageant, is in the process of selling it to a new owner, Christopher Yi.

A transfer of the liquor license from McCumbie and Bageant to Yi, trading as Elite Center LLC, was approved at a Liquor Board hearing held Aug. 25 in Towson, according to Baltimore County records.

McCumbie said a tentative settlement date has been set for Oct. 17.

"Christine is a wonderful person, and she's going to be...