New biz Q&A- Merlin's Tavern

December 16, 2002

Owners: Blaine and Chris Brodka.

Address: 1003 W. Washington St., Hagerstown.

Opening date: Feb. 14.

Products and services: Tavern with on- and off-site sales, music, pool table, dart machine, food until closing, NTN games. "Trying to create a place people can go to call home."

Market area: Washington County and surrounding areas.

How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "Resident of community with desire to revive and improve a dilapidated business and improve the neighborhood, providing a safe and beautiful place for men and women to be entertained and socialize."

Previous business experience: Blaine has experience in computer sales and services; Chris in the construction business

Number of employees: Four.

Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Sunday, noon to midnight.

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Telephone: 301-790-3474.

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