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April 3, 2008

Palma to replace Stadio

Speaking of revolving doors -- people just keep throwing money at that giant club on Redwood and Calvert streets.

It used to be the Redwood Trust (pictured).

Then it was Stadio.

On May 22, it will become Palma.

One of the guys behind Palma also runs Ibizia Night Club in Washington, and I'm told, plans to open Palma a few nights a week.

Stadio was open more sporadically for special events.

We'll see what happens with Palma, but I'm not holding my breath.

Even at its peak, house music never caught on in Baltimore like it did in Philly and New York City.

(Photo by Barbara Haddock Taylor/Sun Photographer) 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 7:35 AM | | Comments (5)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


It's almost like it is on Boston Street!

Just like the bars on Boston street, I don't think anything is going to work there using the same model and the previous clubs. I really doubt they can draw enough people to support a club of that size. Someone (might have been you) suggested breaking it up into two restaurants or bars. But just trying it again with the same model simply isn't going to work.

We need tomatoes or SOAP bubbles on the dancefloor.

I am a huge house fan... So don't get me wrong, but the days of the super club are way over. Even in New York things have changed.

Most of the mainstream wants the hip hop/rock/retro mash from guys like DJ AM and Kevin Scott. Typically in a more ultra lounge atmosphere like Mosaic.

What? Have you lost your mind? House Music never big in Baltimore? I think you would have a hard time selling that line to Ultra Nate and the B-boys down at Sugar ... while the euro techno trash that tries to purvey itself as house music never went over well in Crab-City this town has always had a deep and abiding love for house music. But only the real Baltimore style Frank-Ski, Ultra Nate, Porkchop on the wheels style house music. Just go to any club in DC and they will tell you ... "you know you are in Baltimore when Girl I'll House You or the Perculator start blaring over the system and its suddenly too crowded to even move on the dancefloor." Oh my goodness, what can I say? Theres some ho's in this house, whats up, whats up ... LOL ... I LOVE this town :-)

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