Bill would impose fee for pub crawls


EXTR POLICE, PORTA POTTIES AND LIQUOR INSPECTORS.>>IT’S JUST ANOTHER THAT THEY DON’T FEEL BAD ABOUT DRINKING ALL DAY PRETTY MUCH. VANESSA: PATRONS ENJOYED A BEER OR TWO OR, LET’S NOT KEEP TRACK. AT THE POINT IN FELLS.>>EVE ESTABLISHMENT, OUR MAJOR CONCERN IS JUST TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE IS SAFE, AND DOESN’T GET TOO OUT OF CONTROL . TYPICALLY OUR SECURITY IS ONLY A COUPLE PEOPLE ON BOTH FLOORS, WE DOUBLE OR TRIPLE IT EVERY BAR CRAWL. VANESSA: IT SEEMS LIKE GOOD, HARMLESS FUN, UNLESS YOU LIVE NEARBY.>>AS A HOMEOWNER DOWN HERE CLEAN UP AFTER THE FACT IS VERY VERY IMPORTANT>>IT’S USUALLY NOT TOO BAD, MOST PEOPLE ARE UNDER CONTROL, IT DOES GET A LITTLE LATE NIGHT CRAZ VANESSA: LAWMAKERS IN ANNAPOLIS WANT TO MAKE SURE THINGS DON’T GET OUT OF CONTROL. THE LEGISLATION WOULD REQUIRE THE PROMOTER TO FILE FOR A PERMIT AT LEAST 42-DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT, AND PAY $300. ALL BAR OWNERS WOULD PAY 100 DOLLARS TO PARTICIPATE.>>IT’S A BUSINESS, EVERYBODY MAKES MONEY IF THEY HAVE TO INCREASE THE FEES THEN IT WILL WEED ITSELF OUT, IF PEOPLE DON’T MAKE THE MONEY THEN THEY’LL STOP DOING IT>>IT MIGHT HINDER SOME OTHE RRESTAURANTS FROM JOINING IN IF THEY’RE OFF THE BEATEN PATH AND THEY JUST WANT TO BE INCLUDED , MAYBE DON’T GET THE SAME ACTION. HERE FOR FELLS POINT JUST BECAUSE IT’S BAR AFTER BAR YOU PRETTY MUCH KNOW YOU’RE GOING TO GET A CROWD SO IT COULD BE GOOD AND BAD. VANESSA: WITH DOZENS TAKING PART IN TONIGHT’S FESTIVITIES.>>IT’S A SENSE OF COMMUNITY, IT’S THE BEGINNING OF SPRING BEING ABLE TO GET OUTSIDE AND HAVE FUN, MEET YOUR NEIGHBORS. N>>IT BRINGS PEOPLE INTO THE AREA, HISTORIC FELLS POINT VANESSA: LAWMAKERS STRESS THIS IS NOT A REVENUE GENERATOR AND THE LEGISLATION IS REALLY MEANT TO TARGET THOSE REALLY BIG PUB CRAWLS THAT DRAW THOUSANDS.

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