Community leaders on Monday delivered a list of demands to the Yau Bros. Chinese Carryout that asks its owners to make certain improvements or risk a political effort to close the shop.
The carryout, located at 2901 Greenmount Avenue, has been the scene of four murders in recent years. The most recent was Oct. 31, when 52-year-old Freddie Jones Jr. was killed during a robbery.
The community groups want to see Yau Bros.:
- Install exterior surveillance cameras
- Add more exterior lighting
- Hire off-duty police officers or sheriff’s deputies for security
- Change the hours of operation
The heads of Waverly Main Street, Greater Homewood Community Corporation, Harwood Community Association, Abell Improvement Association, Better Waverly Community Organization, Oakenshawe Improvement Association and Ednor Gardens-Lakeside Community Association all met with the carryout’s owners.
On Friday Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke and state Del. Mary Washington said they were sending a letter asking Baltimore City police Commissioner Frederick Bealefeld to hold a hearing that could result in the building being closed for up to a year.