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May 13, 2013

Manslaughter case dropped in Carroll Co. tavern death

WESTMINSTER — Prosecutors are dropping manslaughter charges in the death of a man outside a Carroll County tavern. A judge in Westminster dismissed charges Monday against 49-year-old Michael Grimes of Woodsboro after State’s Attorney Jerry Barnes said the prosecution’s main eyewitness wasn’t credible. Grimes and three Hagerstown men were accused of killing 26-year-old Craig Mye[...]

Oct 31, 2011

Fire nearly destroys Mt. Washington Tavern

An early morning fire at The Mt. Washington Tavern in Baltimore brought several firetrucks and dozens of firefighters to the scene on Newbury Street. The cause of the fire is not yet known, but Rob Frisch, the bar’s owner, vowed to rebuild the bar and restaurant and had posted an emotional message to patrons on the Tavern’s website by noon.

Oct 31, 2011

Owner vows to rebuild Mt. Washington Tavern

As firefighters rolled up water hoses nine hours after a fire ripped through the Mt. Washington Tavern Monday, the owner of the popular bar and restaurant said he had already met with contractors to begin planning a reconstruction. It was too early to determine when the tavern would reopen or the total cost of the […]

Jul 21, 2011

Week in review: 7/22/11

Borders to close as markets shift The closure of all 399 Borders bookstores nationwide, including 18 in Maryland, not only dramatically illustrates changes in the highly competitive publication industry, experts said this week, but also reveals the delicate relationship between large companies facing industry-wide problems and the commercial real estate market. TIF bond payment due soon […[...]

Jul 8, 2011

Top 5: ‘It is what it is’

A tip-pooling case involving a South Baltimore tavern owner has settled, and the city takes steps to prevent more misconduct in its police department. Those stories and more in this week’s legal affairs top 5. 1. Baltimore tavern owner settles with former employees in tip-pooling case – by Brendan Kearney South Baltimore bar owner Jason […]

Jul 5, 2011

Baltimore tavern owner settles with former employees in tip-pooling case

South Baltimore bar owner Jason Zink has agreed to pay $115,000 to settle litigation brought by five of his former employees, according to settlement papers filed Tuesday in federal court. The fact of a pretrial resolution was known a month and a half ago when U.S. District Court Judge Richard D. Bennett dismissed the tip-pooling […]

Mar 14, 2011

Judge: Tavern owner can’t share in tips

The owner of two South Baltimore taverns cannot participate in a tip pool with his fellow bartenders, a federal judge has ruled in a groundbreaking decision that could spell the end of the proprietor’s businesses. Jason Zink, who owns and tends bar at the Don’t Know Tavern and No Idea Tavern in Federal Hill, benefits […]

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