July 30, 2018 at 6:51 pm EDT | by Staff reports
Baltimore Eagle reopens for business
Baltimore Eagle, gay news, Washington Blade

The Baltimore Eagle abruptly closed last week amid an increasingly bitter public dispute between the managers of the bar and the owners of the building in which it is located. (Washington Blade photo by Chris Jennings)

The Baltimore Eagle closed briefly last week when the tenants who were operating it abruptly shut down Wednesday night.

But friends of the owner, Ian Parrish, and Eagle supporters moved quickly to reopen the sprawling establishment by Friday evening.

Parrish told the Blade on Monday that the bar remains open and that he is working to re-establish regular operating hours. An announcement on that is expected soon.

4 Crazy Guys, LLC licensed the use of the brand ‘Baltimore Eagle’ and operated the bar. The company claims the Parrish family has “meddled in the operation of the business in countless ways,” which was reported last week by the the Blade and other outlets.

Parrish on Monday again denied those claims and said the former operators abandoned the bar and removed various items, including A/V equipment, bottles of alcohol and consignment merchandise. Parrish is now working to document all the items he says are missing.

In the meantime, the Eagle is open as Parrish works to hire new managers and other staff.

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