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December 15, 2008

I need more information!

boomer's on the hillSometimes you just need to know a little more.

I felt that way about this banner, which was hung outside Boomer's on the Hill in South Baltimore.

It tells me what time the happy hour is, and what beers are featured. But it doesn't tell me anything about the special(s).

How much is a beer at happy hour at Boomer's? That's what I wanna know. Granted, not putting the price on the banner means the bar isn't locked into one set amount.

But that dollar figure is what's going to bring people in.

(Photo by me)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 2:23 PM | | Comments (5)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


Did you call them? :)

Nope. They normally don't open until 5ish and I've been on deadline all day.

Putting a number on a banner is only a good idea if you have stock in a banner-making company. You might as well print a giant expiration date.

A chalk/whiteboard with the price placed underneath/near the banner is the way to go. Or big funky numbers from an architectual salvage place, that you can change with market fluctuations.

BOOMERS is awesome!!!!

and they do have a chalkboard that lists the prices.

^^^imitation JD

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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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