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Communities Deliver Demands to Yau Bros.

The leaders of several neighborhood organizations in North Baltimore presented a list of demands on Monday to the owners of the troubled carryout.

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

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.

Sean Tully November 15, 2011 at 04:04 AM
The community leaders demands are comical. If I were Yau Bros. I would tell them to petition the city for more lighting and police protection for the community. If the city wants the business closed, the city should pay for their relocation since the city has issued the operating license to them. Apparently the location is okay when the city collects on taxes and annual fees the Yau Bros. have to pay.
Mike Franch November 15, 2011 at 03:18 PM
What happens if Yau Bros. is closed? Does that help the community? It seems that it is a popular business, which suggests that people want it there. If a bank, gas station, or 7-11 were held up several times, would we suggest that they be closed?
Dave Stahl November 15, 2011 at 05:28 PM
Adam - Given what you've said, I suppose the position is that the place will be padlocked only if the owner fails to comply with these demands. In my view, the place needs to be closed. There have been four people murdered here. How many more do we need? This place condones drug activity in and around the premises.
Sean Tully November 15, 2011 at 09:24 PM
Dave, well over 100 have been killed in Baltimore City over the last 10 months and most over drugs. Do we shut down Baltimore City? If so, were do I go to get my new house?
kris November 17, 2011 at 10:58 AM
Sean, your comment is spot on in my opinion. When i first heard that Mary Pat was talking about shutting down the business, I shook my head in disbelief. Yeah, let's go after the business, it's a great red herring......don't look at the elephant in the room, it's too big and too disturbing

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