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September 3, 2008

Bourbon Street Live is coming along

bourbon street liveBourbon Street Live, the new music club coming to the old Hammerjack's space (316 Guilford Ave.), looks like it's ready to open -- at least from the outside.

See that fancy sign? And the fancy palm trees? Fancy that!

I'm trying to get a hold of one of the owners and see if they have a date locked in for the grand opening.

School's back in session, which means the timing is right to open soon.

I don't know this for sure, but I've heard that the owner of Iguana Cantina is one of the people behind Bourbon Street Live. I hear this guy has a running feud with Power Plant Live.

Word through the rumor mill is, the name Bourbon Street Live is a poke at Rams Head Live/Power Plant Live. I emailed Reed Cordish for comment but he hasn't emailed me back yet.

(Photo by me) 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 2:55 PM | | Comments (8)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


wait i'm confused. is it supposed to have a new orleans jazz club theme or an island steel drum theme? or neither??

You should get a photo from the back--I saw it driving up 83 the other day, it looks like a pretty sweet patio back there but the front does not look inviting at all....

Shoehorning the word "live" into the name of a venue really is one of the dumbest trends in the concert business.

Kristin, it's supposed to have a Mardi Gras feel.

Am I the only one who doesn't think this sign is too fancy at all? (maybe I'm missing the sarcasm here Sam?)

The font on it looks like it was ripped directly from Microsoft Notepad. It's kinda small too. It doesn't scream "come have a good time here!!!" to me. In fact, it looks like it came straight out of a Columbia office park.

Not a good start, I say.

Andrew, yes, you are missing the sarcasm.

Curses! I'm off my game today.


The sign is the fanciest thing in this photo.

Is this a representative photo how it actual looks?
It looks like the Shipping and Receiving loading dock, or parking garage in some back alley.
A sign visible at street level would be a good thing to keep people from walking by it.

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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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