UPDATE: The Barn Looking to Restructure, Reopen

Signs posted in the door of the Carney mainstay give little explanation as to the sudden closure of the restaurant.

UPDATE (6:11 p.m.) — An administrator on The Barn's Facebook page posted that confirmed the closure of the restaurant but said that it would hopefully be temporary.

"Hey everyone. Here is what's happening as of now. We are closed as of now. We are looking to restructure things and re open as soon as we can. Thanks for all the support," the post says.

Calls to The Barn, including a person identified as a partner in the business, went unanswered Monday afternoon.

Michael Mohler, a spokesman for the Baltimore County Liquor Board, said Monday afternoon that he was not yet aware of the closure of the restaurant but that he had been out of the office.

A business with a liquor license has to inform the liquor board when they cease operating, Mohler said. The business then has 180 days to re-open or dispose of the license, but can request an additional 180 days after the initial 180 day period ends.

Rumors began pouring in Monday morning that a longtime Carney restaurant had closed it's doors.

By the early afternoon Patch was able to verify: The Barn is closed until further notice, according to a sign hanging in the door.

A phone call to the restaurant went unanswered and as of the writing of this article the restaurant ownership has offered no explanation via the restaurant website or social media sites like Facebook.

On the Barn's Facebook page, regulars are expressing dismay at the closure of the bar, crab house and live music venue that has been at the corner of Harford and Joppa Roads for as long as this 26-year-old Carney native can remember.

Patch political reporter Bryan Sears contributed to this article.

When did you find out was closed? Will you miss the bar & restaurant? Tell us in the comments.

Jim Svrjcek July 30, 2012 at 08:10 PM
Head for Skipjacks, the former Brownies for the best crabs in town.
Parkvillehoney July 30, 2012 at 08:23 PM
Where am I going to go during Raven games???? This can't be true!!
Megan July 30, 2012 at 08:37 PM
oh no! our friends just moved into a house on 5th ave and we were loving the fact we could walk there! :(
Margaret July 30, 2012 at 09:06 PM
I hope they weren't closed because of the health department. Parkvillehoney since The Barn is closed you can go to the Steakhouse in Perry Hall. They have good food also.
Paul Diem July 30, 2012 at 10:01 PM
Nothing can replace the Barn, it was a great place to eat and drink for an affordable price and they staff were always friendly. RIP Barn you will be missed...
Max July 30, 2012 at 11:38 PM
wow....how many of us had our first "underage" drink there???
Melissa July 31, 2012 at 12:18 AM
Cone to the emerald tavern!! We would love to have ya and look forward to meeting lots of new ppl :) great specials and awesome food!!
Pam July 31, 2012 at 12:54 AM
WOW.. we were just their Saturday evening and had great crabs and appetisers! It is a shame,,,, Hope they can get backin the grove but the economy is only going to put down more and more good businesses. If you like a place.... support it best you can!
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Evets July 31, 2012 at 03:33 PM
Not quite in Perry Hall...
Parkvillehoney July 31, 2012 at 03:44 PM
Margaret, I love the Barn. I noticed a sign that the Steakhouse has great happy hour specials Monday thru Friday with 1/2 price hamburgers, and beer. I will have to check them out. Thanks for the referral!!
Margaret July 31, 2012 at 09:15 PM
you are welcome Parkville honey glad I could help you take care.
Valerie September 13, 2012 at 11:48 PM
Seemed convenient that they closed after someone got stabbed there 2 years ago and have a lawsuit against them as their bouncers did nothing to help. Claim bankruptcy to not pay lawsuit.... How Low as person came very close to dying and he was an innocent bystander trying to come to the aid of another person.... Cheesy owners need to step up and take responsibility.


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