AMF bowling liquor license postponed
The decision to grant a liquor license to local bowling alley Towson AMF Lanes has been delayed after an Oct. 22 hearing with the liquor board.
The bowling alley, located on Southwick Drive, has found opposition from the Campus Hills Community.
Campus Hills Community Association Member Andrea Otis said that the community association wouldn’t mind if they got a liquor license after a few years if the alley is a considerate neighbor.
As of now the neighborhood has problems with the alley in regards to noise violations and loitering, she said.
If the bowling alley were to get the liquor license and she were a resident there, freshman Melissa Brown said she would be a little annoyed.
“I don’t think they should delay the issue,” she said. “I don’t see how the problem could get any worse, there’s always going to be drunk people walking around.”
The hearing included three parties, the Campus Hills Community, the Liquor Board, and Baltimore County Councilman David Marks, Liquor Board Chief Commissioner Mike Mohler said.
The new hearing is scheduled for Nov. 19. The commissioners found that the best course of action was to delay a decision until an agreement could be reached between the two parties.
“The board made the decision to hold off on our decision and see if the two sides can come to some kind of compromise,” Mohler said. “If they can make an agreement that will be a part of the license.”
Freshman James Hires said he thinks that delaying the hearing was the right decision.”
“No decision will make everyone happy,” he said. “Maybe if the license limited the types of liquor that they can sell, then people can’t get drunk as fast.”
If the establishment violates the agreement outlined in their license, a liquor license can be revoked, Mohler said. The parties are allowed to come to a conclusion before the next hearing.