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May 23, 2008

New after hours club coming

A new after hours club called Lunar is set to open in South Baltimore later this month.

It occupies a warehouse at 1800 Worcester St., which was formerly used as an illegal gambling site, according to one of the co-owners.

Here's a link to the venue's MySpace site.

As you see on the flyer (pictured), Lunar will be open from midnight to 6 a.m.

It will not serve alcohol -- only sodas and energy drinks, said Rick, one of the co-owners. (He didn't want to give his last name.)

Lunar will have free parking for about 300 cars, and off-duty police officers will work outside to help keep things orderly, Rick said.

The club is about 9,000 square feet, which means the dance floor is roughly 10 times the size of Club 1722's dance floor.

"It's a very comfortable environment," he said. "We want to provide a fun, safe place for people."


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Posted by Sam Sessa at 11:52 AM | | Comments (13)
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Comments

This is like real entertainment news. Good work! Cool location - reminds me of Rise, Fever and under the under the freeway parties of early Ultraworld. This sounds interesting, but can it last. Pimptress is a good move... But isn't DJ culture dead?

Real entertainment news? On Midnight Sun? No way! Must me some kind of mistake. I'll have a word with the Midnight Sun staff writers and fix this immediately.

Woo! We need more after-hours spots in the city.

Why'd he not want to give his last name?

"Real entertainment news? On Midnight Sun? No way! Must me some kind of mistake. I'll have a word with the Midnight Sun staff writers and fix this immediately."

Agreed it is rare indeed. Believe it or not I was trying to give you props. on this one.

Anybody who won't give his last name? Give this place about three months.......

He won't give his last name? TERRIBLE sign. Probably has an extensive criminal record.

friday's and saturday's what?

I found Rick:
www.myspace.com/96389081

Mr. Dunn - I do believe Sam recognized your props, he does have his tongue firmly planted in his cheek at times... Definitely sounds like good news for B-more nightlife!

I feel sorry for the people living in that neighborhood, they'll have loud & drunk (no alcohol served - yea, right) [expletives] streaming in and out all night. Keep your "nightlife" to yourself.

Alex,

The location of this plpace is basically in an industrial park. It's not far from Paradox. There aren't many people living in that neighborhood at all.

It's not basically an industrial park; it IS an industrial park. There are no homes there.

It's always good to come to a discussion armed with knowledge.

This story deserves a little more reporting, although it hardly matters now.

Rick didn't give his last name because he is an narcotics detective in baltimore city. Lunar was attracting a crowd made up of hippies, club kids and west side drug dealers, which made Lunar an open air drug market. When they first opened, they let someone in with nitrous tank, selling balloons in the courtyard. When word got out that a cop owned it, people stopped coming and surprise! the place mysteriously burns to the ground.

I mean, you could check your weapons at the door at that place. who does that? Oh yea, narcotics. the people that brought you the flex squad.

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About Erik Maza
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 erik.maza@baltsun.com. Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

Midnight Sun covers Baltimore music, live entertainment, and nightlife news. On the blog, you'll find, among other things, concert announcements, breaking news, bars closings and openings, up-to-date coverage of crime in nightlife, new music, round-the-clock coverage of Virgin Mobile FreeFest, handy guides on bars staying open past 2 a.m. on New Year's Eve and those that carry Natty Boh on draft. Recurring features include seven-day nightlife guides, Concert News, guest reviews of bars and concerts, Wednesday Corkboard, and photo galleries, as well as reader-submitted photos. Thanks for reading.
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