The new Full Moon Saloon
John Saki of the Fells Point restaurant Louisiana bought the neighboring blues club the Full Moon Saloon a couple weeks ago.
Sun food czar Elizabeth Large wrote about Saki's culinary plans for the new club in last week's Table Talk. Here's an update on the nightlife side.
Saki plans to keep the same name, but redo the interior and exterior and bring in live jazz and blues bands. He wants to book regionally and nationally touring groups and pair them with local acts.
"We’re going to keep the music alive, but we’re definitely not going to keep it as a dive bar," Saki said.
The old Full Moon was the definition of a dive bar: a dirty blues joint where beer was served out of Coleman coolers and on a good night, two dozen people showed up to watch the band play.
Ideally, Saki wants to re-open the Full Moon in six months. But you know how these things go.
Elizabeth and I will keep you posted.