April 17, 2024
Annapolis, US 58 F

Buddy’s Crabs & Ribs Needs Your Support

Iconic Buddy's Crabs & Ribs at the base of Main Street
Iconic Buddy's Crabs & Ribs at the base of Main Street

Of course you should eat there–it’s one of the best middle of the road restaurants you will find anywhere and a good value–especially their Sunday brunch!

But now, they need the help of the community to save their liquor license. As we reported last week, Buddy’s appears to be the victim of some insider moves in City Hall.  They have held their current 2:00am license since 1993 and are in the process of merely renewing what they have held for 15 years! Now all of a sudden, the City’s Planning & Zoning Department is attempting to un-grandfather their license. We suspect this is in answer to some pressure exerted by some overly vocal Ward 1 residents. The only thing that appears to have changed is someone’s mind.

The issue is not that Buddy’s is a hot spot for drinking. Buddy’s is primarily an eatery and serves dinner late into the evening and caters to a crowd that will eat late. Without a 2:00am license, they will lose business. And right now, the City cannot afford ANYONE to lose any business!

How to help?

Please attend attend the hearing at:

3:00PM, Wednesday, April 22, 2009
City Hall
160 Duke of Gloucester Street
Annapolis, MD  21401

And if you are unable to attend, please send an email letter of support to Charles Grayston, Chairman of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board with a carbon copy to Kevin Blonder, Owner of Buddy’s Crabs & Ribs. That way nothing can get “lost” in the shuffle.

Remember that Buddy’s offers a lot to our community. They employ hundreds. They employ the mentally disadvantaged. They pay a huge tax bill every year. They are a destination and draw people to our town. They are good and long-time neighbors. They need our help!

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