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May 8, 2007

Slammer's shuttered

Slammer’s run on South Broadway was a short one.

The Fells Point sports bar, which took over the space where Tex-Mex eatery Armadillo’s used to sit, closed a couple months ago. Guess Scott Springer and managing partner Michael Johnson couldn’t bring in the numbers they needed to keep the place afloat. But they did go through three or four paint jobs in the year it was open. I can’t remember the exact order, but I know Slammer’s was in turns orange, purple and white. Looks like the chameleon strategy didn’t pay off in the end.

I’ll let you know what takes its place in the next month or two.

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 12:46 PM | | Comments (1)


As a Fells Point local I refused to go into Slammers. ... We don't need another anonymous sports bar in Fells Point. Doesn't anyone have any original ideas anymore?

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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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