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May 7, 2008

Light Street Station sold, gutted

Say goodbye to the Light Street Station (pictured).

The Federal Hill neighborhood bar near the intersection of Light and Ostend streets has been sold.

The new owners plan to open a bar/restaurant there called the Rowhouse Grill.

This news makes me sad and gleeful at the same time.

See, I only went there once. It was a wild, hilarious trip -- one of my most favorite nights out in Baltimore.

I never went back, because I knew if I did, it could never compare to the awesomeness of my first time there.

So I'm sad the Station closed. But I'm kind of glad that I got to it before it did.

I'll dig back through the archives today and post my review of the Station. I think it's one of my crazier nightlife columns.

(Photo by me) 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 10:29 AM | | Comments (2)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


I knew that place was doomed as soon as the smoking ban was on the horizon. I feel really bad because it really was pretty much the last old(est) school bar left on light st. I paused a bit walking past it the other night *sniff*

South Baltimore can definitely use another restaurant. It will always be Light Street Station to me but I do like the new name. Any news on what type of food they are going to serve?

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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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