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August 11, 2008

More on Dubai and Palma

palma baltimoreI've been talking to people who work for/spin at Dubai and Palma, and I'm not hearing good things.

I won't get into the details, but if I were a betting man, I'd give them less than six months.

Or, as one affiliate said, "It would be a crazy straight-from-God miracle if they survive."

That's a shame, because if owner Jon Han fails miserably, it could  dissuade people from opening large clubs here in the future.

By the way, promoter Heidi Klotzman, who helped open Dubai this past Saturday, is no longer working with them. Guess one weekend was enough.

Wondering why I haven't reviewed them yet?

I'm waiting for the buzz to die down a little, then I'm going to both the same night. 

And I'll post on MS before I write the official review for the paper.

(Photo from Sun archives) 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 8:23 AM | | Comments (2)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


Who cares.

Baltimore doesn't want this crap. If you want a LA or Miami themed bar go to either one of those cities to experience it.

The majority of people in this town don't want to blow $20 to get and $100 on drinks. All to the background of bad trance music and vapid celebrities post-15 minutes of fame.

appears people don't want to go to catering hall or auditorium no matter hip, not what you would call intimate. probably they would make a killing if roller disco makes a comeback or the circus comes to town.

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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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