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July 11, 2008

Wind me up!

windup space

Hey kids!

A case of jury duty and a pile of work kept me from posting yesterday (travesty!). But I'm back in action as of right ... NOW!

Went to the Windup Space (12 W. North Ave.) last night for a review. I really like what Russell de Ocampo has done with it.

Don't know whether this is his doing or not, but there's a suggestion box on the front of the building.

Intriguing, I know ...

I think it's fantastic the bar is so willing to open a dialog with its customers. It's anonymous, too, which means if you wanted to say something like "fire this bartender because he/she stopped bathing months ago," you could do it.

Not that you would. But you could. And lord knows I love having options like that.

But do people take advantage of it? I'm not sure. I tried to sneakily open the box, but it was locked.

Sneaky plan foiled.

Then I tried to peek inside. Still no luck. Even so, it's a great idea. And I loudly applaud the owners for their ingenuity.

(Photo by Andre F. Chung/Sun photographer) 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 10:39 AM | | Comments (8)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


Love that place since it opened. Russell used to bartend at Dougherty's. Super nice guy. Hope it keeps doing well.

Hate to burst your bubble but the box is actually for the check cashing place next door. Although I know that Russell would love to hear any feedback.



waaaaannh waaaaaaaaaah.

Still a great bar though!

Truth. I'm writing my review of it right now, actually.

Are you and EL collaborating on your titles?

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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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