A neighborhood organization is protesting the liquor-license renewal of The Museum, the establishment now occupying what was once the Brass Elephant in Mount Vernon.
According to Baltimore City Liquor License Board documents, the Mount Vernon Belvedere Improvement Association is asking the board not to renew the property's Class B restaurant license for the following reasons: 1) licensees leasing their license or otherwise permitting a non-licensee, Walter Webb, to operate an establishment primarily promoting and serving alcoholic beverages; 2) licensees permitting the operation of a live establishment without a license; 3) licensees permitting the operation of a nightclub, primarily promoting and serving alcoholic beverages, rather than a restaurant, in a B-4-2 district; 4) licensees permitting the operation of an After-Hours Establishment, in violation of [city code]; and 5) to promote the peace and safety of the community.
The Museum opened last June at 924 N. Charles St. The property's license, which had been dormant since the Brass Elephant's 2009 closing, was reactivated by the board in May 2012.
All holders of alcoholic beverage licenses in Baltimore City must file a renewal application between March 1 and March 31 every year, at which point protests may be filed. Fifty-five people signed the petition seeking the revocation of the license. A hearing is scheduled for April 18.