liquor license

6 petitions

Update posted 2 years ago

Petition to Peter Hammen (State Representative), Bill Ferguson, Luke Clippinger, Brooke Lierman, Sami Hamsher, Robert Thomas, Catherine Pugh, Kirby Fowler, liam davis, Justin Lane, Robbyn Lewis

Redevelop Cross St Market Now

Cross Street Market was originally built in 1846 and rebuilt in 1952. That foundation as you see it today has not been redeveloped in 65 years. It's time to rebuild. Sign this petition to ease the stipulations our City and State officials have put on this project and provide maximum state funding for the merchants and market during the redevelopment. Please review the below facts & opinions and sign to support!  Facts: Cave Valley Partners (CVP) proactively sought the redevelopment of the market which let to the Baltimore Public Market Corporation (BPMC) releasing a Request For Proposal (RFP) CVP was the only bid submitted for the Cross St Market Redevelopment Your Maryland representative Luke Clippinger  and your Maryland senator Bill Ferguson of the 46th district wrote and introduced a liquor license bill in the Maryland House and Senate for the redevelopment project The bill includes a $50,000/year liquor license fee The bill does not allow Cross St Market to serve liquor for 2 years The bill does not allow alcohol to be served past 11:00 PM, 7 days a week CVP will drop out of the project if the above liquor license bill stipulations do not change Cross St Market is owned by the city, leased to the BPMC and sub-leased to CVP The redevelopment will cost $6.5M - $4.5M by CVP and $2M by Baltimore City The $2M is a negotiated amount to bring the building up to Baltimore City ordinance that Baltimore City developed CVP will pay a historically high $10,000/month to lease the market This is higher than the BPMC has ever paid the city and higher than the current revenue collected by BPMC Baltimore City and CVP will split the market profits 50/50 All vendors will be allowed to return with the exception of the cell phone accessory vendor  Cross St Market profit has been declining for the past 15+ years CVP attempted to deliver letters of intent to the vendors to have them return as tenants once the market was redeveloped CVP was turned away because the vendors had hired a lawyers and would not talk to CVP or agree to return The lawyer for the vendors and Nick's Fish House's eviction both are not working probono The Cross St Market Advisory Committee (AC), formed to collect and represent the opinions of the community residents, all agreed to the liquor license with stipulations, none of which were those defined in the above bill The AC attempted to develop a vendor relocation assistance package to deliver to the vendors, but the AC was referred to speak only to the lawyers CVP will still have to apply for a liquor license after the bill passes CVP will have to renew their liquor license annually with the liquor board CVP and their representative, Arsh Mirmiran, have lived in South Baltimore for years and his partners are all local Marylanders   Opinions: The Cross St Market redevelopment project has the South Baltimore's majority support, despite the loud minority Cross St Market needs to be redeveloped to be economically sustainable Patronage would increase with a redeveloped market Surrounding businesses would benefit from a redeveloped market Surrounding housing values would increase with a redeveloped market Cross St Market is dirty and needs a bath Cross St Market is an eye sore The vendors in Cross St Market could improve their current offerings Cross St Market could improve its mix of vendors Please join us in supporting the redevelopment of Cross St Market!  

Jameson Chalmers
1,102 supporters
Update posted 3 years ago

Petition to CA State Attorney, Will Salao, Ben Allen, Janet Turner, Capt. Nicole Alberca, Sgt. Robin Richards, Lori Ajax, Rocky Wiles, Timothy Gorsuch, Marcie Griffin, Mike Feuer, Mike Bonin, Debbie Dyner Harris, Ira Koslow, LUPC, Peggy Thusing, Beth Goldberg, Kathleen Barnes


The next biggest secret is out - Venice Beach CA has in EXCESS of 120  alcohol licenses in a 3.1 square mile area, which translates to 40 per square mile, whereas in Los Angeles the average is 4 per square mile! This is outrageous, and an abuse of our neighborhood...and still they just keep coming...! 

 Many of you already know about the 320 Sunset project which is applying for a full-line ON-SITE alcohol and OFF-SITE beer and wine license, right next to a residential area with families and children. The same is also happening at 259 Hampton Drive, 15 feet from residents. Another at 600 Mildred Ave (ex Kim's Market) is trying to force a sit down restaurant with alcohol, a mere 3 FEET from a family home, and in a very dense residential area. There are further examples of this up and down Abbot Kinney Blvd., Rose Ave, Washington Blvd. and soon, if things keep escalating as they have, we will see a bar on EVERY corner. Is this the kind of Venice we want to live in? Where peace and quiet enjoyment in our homes is sacrificed, and our neighbors are not neighborly but noisy, inebriated, party-goers until 1 or 2 AM?  Not to mention the problems which present along with these licenses. No parking (or very little) is being provided by the operators, forcing their patrons to crawl our residential streets in search of parking, then noisily return to their cars and drive through our family neighborhoods inebriated. Venice may be considered a tourist destination by the City of LA, but it is also our home, and needs to be protected as such! Where will it end? In tract #2733, where the ABC license application is in process for Gjusta, 320 Sunset Ave, there are 3,695 residents and 16 alcohol licenses, maybe more. That means 1 license per 230 people. The ABC regulation is one per either 2000 or 2500, depending if it's an on/off-site sale license. BUT there are way too many ABC licenses already here!

 Please help us bring a MORATORIUM on alcohol licenses in Venice to safeguard the future of our community, our families and our children! SIGN OUR PETITION TO SEND EMAILS TO DECISION MAKERS. THANK YOU!

Benefit Network
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