HAGERSTOWN -- A Hagerstown developer told Washington County liquor officials on Wednesday that he wants to build 22 apartments in a group of buildings near the city's Arts and Entertainment District.
Mike Deming, president of Demcore Development, said the apartments would be built in the buildings that stretch from Barnwood Books at 103 S. Potomac St. to the former Short Stop Tavern at 17 W. Antietam St.
Deming presented his plans to the Board of License Commissioners for Washington County, known as the liquor board, after officials asked him what he planned to do with the Short Stop Tavern's liquor license.
The Short Stop Tavern closed more than a year ago. The space is vacant and cluttered with discarded materials, including a beer keg and other leftover items from the bar.