Recher Theatre Faces No Disciplinary Action Following Melee

The Towson venue incited controversy in September when fights occurred outside the facility.

Recher Theatre will keep its liquor license following a violent melee that occured outside its premises in September.

The Towson venue appeared before the Baltimore County Liquor Board to defend its license on Monday.

Baltimore County and Recher Theatre management came to a written agreement that the venue was not responsible for the incident. The agreement also listed stipulations such as not working with a promoter who would sell tickets in excess of Recher's capacity of 630 people to ensure that a similar event would not occur.

Following the decision, Brian Recher, owner of Recher, thanked the Towson business community for its support.

"We've entertained millions of people...we had one unfortunate incident," he said.

Recher caught the local media spotlight after fights broke out among a crowd of approximately 2,500 people outside the building. Seven men were arrested for their roles in the fights.

K Blue November 19, 2012 at 05:06 PM
Excellent. There was a lot of misinformation or incomplete information floating around in the days immediately following the incident. Once the dust settled and additional reliable information was made available, the Liquor Board was apparently able to see the incident for what it was.
Dan Garber November 19, 2012 at 08:59 PM
Congratulations Brian and thank you for your continued involvement in the community!
bob November 19, 2012 at 09:56 PM
Does this mean that the County Executive is going to apologize to the owners of the Recher since he placed the blame on them?
Bart November 19, 2012 at 10:49 PM
Good news for a good establishment and owners. KK owes them an apology.
Tom Kiefaber November 20, 2012 at 04:54 PM
The Rechers over time have built the type of community support that prevails, despite a jackass county executive who blatantly attempted to scapegoat them for his own political purposes. It's refreshing to learn that KK was slapped down in that regard.


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