Liquor stores tend to be a breeding ground for unwanted activity in communities, such as violence, vandalism, or even theft, if the owners do not have control of the situation. Tee-Bee’s, a local bar in the Parkville area, has been the scene of some very disruptive behavior for the community, and as a result, the Harford Park Community Association(HPCA), a Community Association Member of CPHA, has been demanding that the Baltimore County Liquor Board take action to correct this situation.
This is one example of a community taking the initiative to address the difficulties communities face related to many liquor stores throughout Baltimore City. Local residents living near Tee-Bees are worried and have started to take matters into their own hands by signing a petition to have appropriate action taken against the establishment.
There is public support for the Baltimore County Liquor Board to take action against this business as it has been the scene for two murders since this July. In addition, complaints of loud music, increased flow of traffic, as well as litter entering a near by stream have also been made. Many believe that this establishment has now become a threat to the well-being of the community as a whole.
While this store is located in Baltimore County, this is a very important issue for Baltimore City. Community associations wishing to take action against liquor stores can engage the Community Law Center, who are legal experts in these situations.