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February 14, 2008

Two bar closings

In case you missed Evan's comment, Baja Beach Club (Lombard Street and Market Place) is closing March 1. It has been open for more than 16 years.

According to the Baltimore Business Journal, Baja could no longer afford to stay in their current location considering the rising cost of rent.

I also got an email tip that McCracken's on Key (1400 Key Highway), my favorite spot to watch football, has closed. I'll let you know when I hear more.

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 3:17 PM | | Comments (8)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


Where will all the ghetto gents and chubby ladies go now?

That's horrible to hear about McCraken's, is that the old Felix's which used to be the old Wroten's. Wroten's was the best underage bar ever in Baltimore. I remember the good ole day drinking with all the blue collar people in Baltimore and having a Wrotenburger. It's a tough business.

RIP Felix's...It'll always be Felix's if you're from South Baltimore.

I am proud to report that FüL is not going anywhere.

I disagree Ted. It will always be Wroten's. Wroten's was one of the first places in Baltimore where a 54 year old Locust Point Marine Terminal worker could sit next to a 19 year old waitress from the Inner Harbor and enjoy a drink.

RE: Baja

anywhere but FedHill please!

Wheelsee, you don't want Baja to bring its sleazy beach party to East Cross Street? Come on!

It is untrue about being unable afford the rent. They where just told there lease wasnt being renewed and they had no choice in the matter. They where told a rite aid/cvs/walgreens was moving in, along with one maybe two other store fronts. Interestingly they have known about the closing for a while but have keep it quiet hoping to find a new location b4 announcing.

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