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May 6, 2007

Have a Nice Day

The disco floor is dark at Have a Nice Day Cafe.

The '70s and '80s retro lounge, known for its dance parties and college nights closed around the beginning of the year. Though the business owners (who also have a stake in the Lodge Bar) couldn't be reached for comment, LG Concannon, managing partner of the neighboring Mosaic, said the cafe closed soon after Power Plant Live discontinued its 18 and older nights.

I only went to the cafe once or twice, but I'll miss not having the chance to go back again. It was a semi-trashy but fun place to drink and dance.

In the coming weeks, I'll let you know what's going to replace the cafe. 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 8:11 AM | | Comments (2)


are there any other baltimore bars that play a lot of 70s & 80s music?

The Ottobar (2549 N. Howard St., 410-662-0069) has a couple great '80s-themed events coming up in the next few weeks: A Morrissey/Smiths convention with live music and Morrissey karaoke 9:30 p.m. May 19, and the Pretty in Pink '80s Prom 9 p.m. June 8. Tickets go on sale for the prom tomorrow (

Also, I've never been, but I've head the Depot (1722 N. Charles St.) hosts an '80s dance party every Friday.

And, whenever '80s tribute act the Legwarmers are in town, they throw down pretty hard. They're coming to Rams Head Live (20 Market Place in Power Plant Live, 410-244-1131) June 9. Order tickets in advance, because these guys usually sell out (

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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