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Feel The Spirits! Muir’s Tavern Celebrates 70 Years Of Business In Federal Hill

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BALTIMORE (WJZ)—It’s one of the oldest family run businesses in Baltimore, and it’s celebrating a big anniversary.

Ron Matz has more on a tavern in Federal Hill where everybody knows your name.

Inside Muir’s Tavern you’ll find the regulars. Outside, the exterior helps paint a rich history. Muir’s is one of the oldest family-run businesses in South Baltimore, now celebrating 70 years of continuous operation.

“It’s been wonderful. I’ve had good years and bad years, but it’s like a scale. You weigh the ups and downs, but I put it up. We’ve had good times,” said Ethel Muir, Muir’s Tavern.

The good times started with Ethel’s mom and dad. Anna and Roland Muir opened the doors in 1944.

“It’s a meeting place. It’s great to see people regularly. It’s a meeting place, and it hasn’t changed where everything else has changed. Basically this is still the same,” said Thomas Muir, Muir’s Tavern.

And that just might be the secret to Muir’s success.

“The best part is to be able to talk to people every day and share your ups and downs with them, and that’s what we do here,” Thomas Muir said. “There have been plenty of times we’ve helped the community or individuals. We come here and try to help each other out.”

Sometimes you’ll find celebrities here at Muir’s. Johnny U and Brooks and some TV legends are still on the wall.

“We hope to celebrate 75 and then 80. We’d love to see this place last forever,” Thomas Muir said.

It’s a Baltimore original, where everybody knows your name.

“It makes you feel good. I’m proud of my brother for holding on to it. The neighbors come and the neighbors go, but it’s been pretty good I can say that,” Ethel Muir said.

Over the years Muir’s has held numerous events to benefit the South Baltimore community and for various charities.

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