TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — As Maryland’s state of emergency ends Thursday the Baltimore County Board of Liquor License Commissioners announced that the temporary allowance of to-go cocktails will end Thursday too. But it might not be the end for the policy.
The board will hold a hearing July 12 to consider extending the to-go cocktail privileges. County Executive Johnny Olszewski said the extension could help pull local restaurants out of a pandemic slump.READ MORE: Baltimore Trash Wheels Adopted By Pompeian Olive Oil
“As we continue to plan our post-pandemic recovery, we should support the efforts of our small businesses to innovate and diversify their offerings,” Olszewski said. “We’re proud to have already taken a number of steps to support our bars and restaurants. Continuing to-go cocktails would be another commonsense step to drive the continued recovery of this hard-hit industry.”READ MORE: Moving Forward With Private Police Plans, Johns Hopkins Hires Former Police Commissioner As Public Safety VP
Olszewski waived liquor license fees for the year in March to further help restaurants struggling in the pandemic.MORE NEWS: Ladew Topiary Gardens’ Butterfly House Showcases Over 20 Native Butterfly Species