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February 4, 2009

Changes at Bourbon Street

bourbon street baltimoreSam Chaney, the former manager of the now-defunct Bedrock, is now the general manager of Bourbon Street (316 Guilford Ave.).

Chaney plans to beef up Bourbon Street's live music lineup by adding a second stage on the smaller side of the first level. That gives Bourbon Street the ability to have two performances at the same time.

"The smaller side will also give us the ability to open a little more frequently and not have to try and fill a room that holds 3,000 people," he wrote in an email.

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 8:00 AM | | Comments (4)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


say goodnight gracie.
three months tops.

Not a bad plan. I enjoyed my Halloween there, but the space is not being used as well as it could.

"Sam Chaney, the former manager of the now-defunct Bedrock, is now the general manager of Bourbon Street"

On paper as it is reported, this doesn't inspire the greatest confidence in success.

Thanks Sam for putting me in you blog. For those who know anything about Bedrock also know that I had little to no control over the inconsistency and demise of bedrock. In November I told the owners if they wanted me to continue to run Bedrock as it was they should just close now (in nov) and save their money.

I have been in this business for 17 years and have run some of the most successful clubs/ bars in Maryland. I am finally working for owners again that understand how to run a large club. Owners that won't change their minds every month on what the venue should be.

There are some really good things in the future for Bourbon Street and I am glad that I have the chance to become a part of something I can believe in again.

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