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December 15, 2010

Liquor License follow-ups -- Orchard Inn/Mo's & Mad River/DuClaw

duclawYou asked about the DuClaw property in Fells Point. An application to the board of liquor license commissioners for Baltimore City has been made for the property at 901 S. Bond Street. The names on the application -- John T. Durkin and Michael Mastellone -- are the owners of Mad River Bar & Grille. I caught Durkin in Chicago, and he's promised to call back tomorrow.

I mentioned the old Orchard Inn property on Joppa Road. A liquor license was approved for the owners of Mo's Seafood people. The transfer was approved on October 19th, 2009. The Mo's folks have been dutiful about keeping the Baltimore County Liquor Board apprised of the construction's progress and delays. The board received a letter from Mo's on September 20th, 2010, acknowledging that construction was taking longer than anticipated.

The new Baltimore County executive Kevin Kamenetz yesterday named two appointments to the three member liquor board. The new commissioners are Owings Mills resident Charles E. Klein, a certified financial planner and past Chair of the County Planning Board, and Benjamin Brooks, Sr.  president of the Randallstown-based B&R Brooks Professional Tax Service, an accounting firm. Brooks will serve as the commission's chair.

In the announcement dated December 14th, "Campfield" Kamenetz also eliminated the board's positions of executive secretary and deputy commissioner/chief inspector and combined them into a single chief administrator position to which he has appointed Michael Mohler.

Baltimore Sun photo/Algerina Perna 

NOTE: I posted this with a reference to the Valley Inn. The Valley Inn is linked, license-wise, to the Oregon Grille, not the Orchard Inn. But try telling me that.

Posted by Richard Gorelick at 2:58 PM | | Comments (6)


mad river? ugh!

go ahead and scold, but i'm not sure that was the progress i was hoping for regarding that space. luckily, there's the rest of fells point...

I'd be curious as to how much Baltimore County will tolerate the element that Mo's seems to bring. They have a rocky relationship with the Little Italy neighborhood, and there was even more tension with the Fallston community when Mo's was in Harford County years ago.

Mo's Fisherman's Exchange has been on Joppa Road in the Parkville area for eons. The original Mo's in the area (which is no longer) used to be where the old Brautwurst Hous was in Towson. While not a fan at all, the area has and does already have them.

Finally, an alternative to Green Turtle for me an my brohammers in Fells!!!!!!!

The late Valley Inn was mentioned in the title, but not in the text. So what is the news?

agree with Nick -

what's the news with the Valley Inn?

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

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