It's busy season at the Baltimore Liquor Board.
Every April, right before all liquor licenses are due for renewal in May, the Liquor Board docket swells up with protests of renewal. This year, 12 hearings on license renewals have been set for April 19 and April 26, the board said Tuesday.
Two of the protests - against club Lust and a JHJ Saloon, on Eastern Avenue - were initiated by the board itself. The rest, which include Dionysus and Butts & Betty's Tavern - were brought on by neighbors.
Expect the April 26 hearing to be explosive - that's when Milan will be the subject of its second hearing at the board in less than two months. In February, the Little Italy club was fined $3,000 for a slew of violations, including, failing to avoid disturbing the peace, a rodent infestation and unsanitary conditions.
Below is the list of bars whose license renewals will be challenged, which was released by the board Tuesday:
GM Holdings, Inc. T/a Lust
408 E. Baltimore Street 21202
Hearing date and time: April 19, 2012 at 1:45 p.m
J.H.J. Corporation T/a JHJ Saloon
2036 Eastern Avenue 21224
Hearing date and time: April 19, 2012 at 2:15 p.m.
T & S Brothers, Inc. T/a Eden Cafe
921 N. Eden Street 21231
Hearing date and time: April 19, 2012 at 1:00 p.m.
Butts & Betty’s Tavern, Inc. T/a Butts & Betty’s Tavern
2200 Gough Street 21231