May 20, 2011

Tiki Barge stays open; Lagers Pub does not

The on-again, off-again saga of Harborbiew's floating barge came to a definitive end Thursday night, or at least until neighbors of the Tiki Barge find another patron humping a potted palm tree.

At its weekly meeting, the Baltimore Liquor Board reversed an April decision to suspend the Tiki's liquor license for a month in July.

The decision comes with a $3,000 fine and an agreement from the bar to beef up security.

The news first broke on the bar's own Facebook page, where managers gleefully announced in all caps, "Come on down and celebrate with us."

The Tiki Barge's problems started when neighbors filed last year a dossier of complaints that included accusing patrons of simulating sex with potted shrubbery in the area. Other complaints are here

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Posted by Erik Maza at 10:35 AM | | Comments (5)
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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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