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February 13, 2008

A bar at Metro Gallery?

Metro Gallery could be getting its liquor license as early as the first week of March, said owner Sarah M. Williams.

The gallery at  1700 N. Charles St. hosts art exhibitions and regular live music shows.

Currently, it's BYOB. But that could change as early as March 6.

Adding a bar would bring in enough money to allow Williams to hire a staff, upgrade the sound system and possibly even slash admission fees to shows, she said.

"It should be fun," Williams said. "I'm excited." 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 11:24 AM | | Comments (6)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


This would be great for the Station North neighborhood. I'm looking forward to it!

Bob, agreed. Sarah has brought some really interesting musicians and artists into Metro, and a liquor license would only be a boost for her and the gallery.

I can only wish Sarah the best of luck! Apart from being a fantastic woman, she's really done a great job with putting on shows at the Metro Gallery. You wouldn't think it by looking at her meager "soundboard" but she's managed to put in place an excellent sound system that puts most bigger venues to shame. I've yet to hear a show there with bad sound.

YEAH for Sarah and The Metro Gallery

Metro Gallery is doing a fantastic job. Great space, interesting lineups. I am rooting for it.

That would be fantastic! Good luck you guys!

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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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