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December 19, 2007

Playbook up for auction

Want to buy a sports bar?

Head over to Dundalk, where, at 3 p.m. today, Playbook Sports Bar will be auctioned off to the highest bidder.

The manager who answered the phone when I called this morning couldn't give me an explanation as to why it's being sold.

But, according to, there was a "partnership dissolution."

Hope the new owners keep the place open -- it was supposed to be a big step in the neighborhood's revitalization, I'm told. 

And I liked the place. Lots of TVs. 

(Kenneth K. Lam/Sun Photographer) 


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Posted by Sam Sessa at 1:48 PM | | Comments (6)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


The sale of Playbook was amicable. It was too much work running a bar and like two businesses full time. That's it. NO drama. The new owner would be a FOOL to change the format. That place is always crowded during a game.

Does anyone know how much it went for?

Here, I'll do your job. Between 500,000 and 800,000. A confirmed number can't be revealed because the auction sale is still pending. Great reporting.

Thank God we have you, Justin. This had been nagging in the back of my mind since 4-Jan!

pipe down zippy, at least he did find the answer. This paper didn't. Now you go on and post about fab five fridays and how itty-bitty jtk can't smoke in his favorite rat hole - your mother's basement. ... There, was that enough six grade sarcasm for you?

Girls, girls, girls fighting on the internet is like running in the special olympics, one of you will win but your still both retarded. It ain't that deep boo!

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