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The NEW Hopkins Market

UPDATE #1

TCNA met with the owners of the Hopkins Market. We are currently working on a MOU with them that will address issues that have been raised by the neighborhood. One concern is the hours of liquor sales. The requested liquor license would allow sales from 6am to 2am and the delivery of liquor during those hours.

Johns Hopkins University, Senator Mary Washington, Delegate Maggie McIntosh, Councilwoman Odette Ramos have agreed to support TCNA in the effort to secure an MOU.

There is currently no scheduled date for a Liquor Board hearing. More will be discussed at the TCNA general meeting on November 16.

Questions and Answers

The questions and concerns raised by the Board and neighbors.  As TCNA receives answers, we will include them here. 

If you have questions, please email them to presidentTCNA@gmail.com

  • What are the times that the market will be open?
  • What hours will liquor be sold?
  • What is the inside design of the market site?
  • Will there be additional deliveries to the restaurant and how will they be managed?
  • How will liquor deliveries to residences be controlled?

Latest Updates

The Liquor Board hearing is scheduled to be held November 3 at 10:30.

The TCNA Board had an emergency meeting on October 10, 2022, to discuss the issue. They have been in touch with Councilwoman Odette Ramos, Delegate Maggie McIntosh and former Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke for support. The following action items were unanimously decided.

  1. Oppose the request to grant the liquor license at the Liquor Board at the hearing on November 3 unless the hearing is delayed and TCNA has time to work with the Hopkins Market and Hopkins House to resolve the issues
  2. Create a Hopkins Market Committee who would gather additional information, communicate to impacted areas of the neighborhood, meet with necessary people, agencies, and elected officials. They would keep the TCNA board and membership updated on a regular basis.
  3. Meet with the owners of the Hopkins Market and also the Hopkins House Apartments as soon as possible.
  4. Approved funding to hire a lawyer if necessary.
  5. Notify neighbors to email Liquor Board and attend November 3 hearing if it is not postponed.
  6. Send out Email Blasts to our 604 neighborhood emails about new information, updates, and Call to Action if necessary.

Contact Information

  • New Owner of Hopkins Market Ibrahim Hamideh, 1002 Shepherd Court, Gambrills, Maryland 21054 is the owner of the new Hopkins Market. He also is the owner of the University Markets.
  • Liquor License Applicants The persons requesting the liquor license are Soon Young Park and Jason Elijah Getblum. One of them must live in Baltimore City according Maryland’s liquor laws.
  • The owners of the Hopkins House are The Time Group. Mark Caplan is the president and CEO, and Connie Caplan is the chairperson. Information about the Time Group Click Here 
  • The Manager of Hopkins House. Deb Crawford
  • The Executive Director of the Liquor Board is Douglas Paige
  • Lawyer representing the applicants who are requesting the liquor license.Abe Hudle

Liquor License Information

What are the rules and regulations are for a Class B Restaurant?

Essentially, 40% of sales must come from non-acholic beverages.  There are requirements that an actual kitchen and dining area exist.

What are the Rules and Regulations for Delivery of Alcohol?

The driver who delivers the alcohol is required to be an employee of the restaurant and requires ID and signature of the person accepting the delivery. (We interpret this to mean that delivery services such as UBER are not permitted to deliver).

Liquor License Application showing layout of store

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