1. Nick's Seafood and Big Jim's Deli currently have liquor licenses in Cross Street Market. There is no need for a super liquor license for Cross Street Market.
2. The legislation would authorize the liquor license holder to sell beer and wine for on-and-off premises consumption. This could create a package goods store in the market.
3. The license holder may designate a restaurant or retail store as a serving area. Because the legislation puts no limits on the number of establishments selling alcohol, this could result in an unlimited number of establishments serving alcohol in Cross Street Market.
4. The legislation allows alcohol to be served on-premise Monday - Friday from Noon - 11pm and on weekends, including Sunday, from 9am - 11pm.
5. The legislation allows for the Cross Street Market license holder to sell hard liquor after having been in operation for at least 2 years. The legislation is also unclear on when the 2 year period begins.This license upgrade can be done without approval of the Maryland General Assembly. It only requires approval by the License Commissioners for Baltimore City (Baltimore City Liquor Board).
6. On December 19, 2016 South reported, "CVP (Caves Valley Partners) is hoping to get a new liquor license created through the Maryland General Assembly and said that failure to obtain it would be a deal breaker for the project." On January 11, 2017, the same publication reported once again that, "Mirmiran said failure to get this license would be a deal breaker for the project." Why should our community be subject to ultimatums and threats by the developer? Does our community really need this new liquor license?
7. On February 4, 2017, the Baltimore Sun had a write-up about the proposed renovations at Lexington Market. In that write-up, Robert Thomas, Executive Director of the Baltimore Public Markets Corporation said, "We want to reassert that this is an environment that welcomes all walks of life." The write-up also highlights the need to make Lexington Market a destination that will attract new customers without abandoning the faithful clientele who depend on its affordability. The question we ask, "Why not provide the same consideration for the customers of Cross Street Market?"

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  • State Representative
    Luke Clippinger
  • State Senator
    Bill Ferguson
  • State Representative
    Brooke Lierman
  • State Representative
    Robbyn Lewis

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