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Locust Point - Proposed state legislation to add new restaurants

Lydia R | Feb 26, 2008 03:17 AM

The recent posts praising Harvest Table and Luca Cafe have me thinking about checking out Locust Point. I was surprised to see an article in this week's Baltimore Business Journal describing special legislation to benefit the developer of McHenry Row [on site of former Chesapeake Paperboard Co.] by allowing three medium to large sized restaurants [chains?] with alcohol licenses [not available now due to community request].

Is there a need in Locust Point? Is the neighborhood worth the drive for a DC hound? What's a good strategy for parking?

=== [Quote from BBJ article] ========================================
"The community is looking to have more choices for retail and dining," said Paul Silberman, president of the Locust Point Civic Association. Residents want to see a mix of local and national restaurants, he said.

Silberman did not know which restaurants are under consideration for the project.

Senate Bill 496 requires that a restaurant owner seeking a "Class B" beer, wine and liquor license at McHenry Row must invest at least $600,000 and house a restaurant that seats between 70 and 150 people. About two-thirds of the restaurant's sales must be derived from food sales.

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