The new operator of The Broad Axe restaurant and bar in downtown Hagerstown said he plans to reopen the business by mid-April.
The Board of License Commissioners for Washington County on Wednesday granted Robert Foutch a liquor license to serve alcohol at the once-popular business.
He said the restaurant at 28 W. Franklin St. has been closed since March 19 for cleaning and maintenance.
“I’ve been in there about 18 hours a day for the last week or two weeks,” Foutch said.
He said before the hearing held at the liquor board’s office at 148 W. Washington St. that he plans to have a one-page menu with signature sandwiches and other items.
“We’re going to go for quality over quantity,” Foutch said. “I’m just trying to get it to the point where I’m proud of it, and the city can be proud of it.”