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January 31, 2008

Fort Charles Pub sold?

The Fort Charles Pub, at (you guessed it) Fort Avenue and South Charles Street in Federal Hill, has been sold, I'm told.

The new owner, Dave Holter, is a bartender in the Don't Know/No Idea family.

I've called Holter several times but have yet to hear back from him.

I hear he's toying with the idea of having live music upstairs, though. 

I'll post more as soon as I hear back from him.

(Photo by Elizabeth Malby/Sun Photographer) 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 9:35 AM | | Comments (4)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


there's so few bars left for the south baltimore lifers... it's all about catering to youth now.

please TELL me that awesome exterior is staying. It's the only real place left in Federal Hill.

I hoping that no significant changes will be made, like the others I agree it's maybe one of three bars left in that area that have 'genuine authenticity' left - Rafters and South Side being two of the others that spring to mind.

ummm...Sam...I spelled it FADeral Hill on purpose.

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