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May 20, 2008

Dego Dames is temporarily closed

Looks like the owner of Dego Dames (1018 Eastern Ave.) forgot to renew the Little Italy pub's liquor license. That's why it's been closed for about a week.

I couldn't get a hold of Damion DeSantis, who owns the place.

So I called his pop Richard, who owns DeSantis Pizza (9638 Belair Road). 

Richard was none too pleased.

"I think he has got to renew his license," Richard said. "It's an oversight on his part."

I hope Damion gets things back up and running there soon. 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 11:32 AM | | Comments (3)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


Dego Dames is absolutely one of my favorite "real Baltimore" bars. You know youre in Little Italy because of all the Dean Martin on the jukebox - but you also know youre in Baltimore because of the Elvis in the jukebox and the enormous fresco of Johnny U on the wall. Normal people - no uppity Cantonites or Federal Hillians. Come back soon, Dego Dames.

Dego Dames looked like it was open again when I passed last night...

Good. I hope Dizzy's is back open too.

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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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