The Annapolis Yacht Club is all set to operate out of the Harbor Grill restaurant at City Dock at this point of time. According to a memorandum of understanding earlier on Wednesday the club will operate till its new building is reconstructed.
The memorandum among the business owners as well as the city’s planning and zoning department drafts the temporary use of the location as well as carry-over of liquor licenses. The yacht club’s original location suffered more than US$ 9 million in damage during a fire on 12th Dec. Investigators stated that the fire was triggered by an electrical misfunction in an stilted Christmas tree.
Past commodore Rod Jabin reported that the reconstruction of their Compromise Street building might take 12 to 24 months. He added that the club is happy to be able to put their staff back to work as well as is looking ahead to rebuild as fast as possible.
The club was looking for temporary location following the fire, and were even looking at the option of renting yachts in Greece for their annual regatta. And Rod Jabin told that they were very happy to have someone like Mr. Harvey Blonder (owner of Harbor Grill) offer the opportunity. The club has saved as per its potential about 160 employees and has also been able to be in accommodation of around 1000 members.
The newly signed memorandum says that the city clerk will reinstate Harbor Grill’s liquor license to its present status so that they it can take up their normal operation again.