BALTIMORE (WJZ) — In an effort to encourage social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic, several businesses in Fells Point are voluntarily closing effective Sunday night.

“Although our government has not yet mandated it, we as business owners feel that in order to protect our community, we have no choice but to close our doors and insist we all take the responsibility of social distancing seriously.” The group said.

The following establishments will close:

  • Max’s Taphouse
  • Kooper’s Tavern
  • Slainte Irish Pub and Restaurant
  • Woody’s Cantina
  • Poppy & Stella
  • The Admirals Cup, as well as their sister property, Bookmakers Cocktail Club
  • The Horse You Came In On Saloon
  • DogWatch Tavern

The businesses said they will continue to monitor the situation.

“When public health officials express confidence that it is safe to reopen our doors, we will immediately make the necessary steps to do so.


Governor Larry Hogan declared that gatherings of over 250 people is a crime and will be enforced if businesses fail to comply.

“It is critical to public health and safety bars, restaurants, and other businesses across the state comply with the law,” said Governor Hogan. “Anyone who hosts or is part of the crowds in bars this weekend is jeopardizing the health of others and must avoid any contact with family members or friends over the age of 60 or those with underlying health conditions.”

For the latest information on coronavirus go to the Maryland Health Department’s website or call 211. You can find all of WJZ’s coverage on coronavirus in Maryland here.


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