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February 4, 2009

Junior's Wine Bar changes hands

junior's wine barI have it on good authority that Brian McComas of Ryleigh's Oyster (36 E. Cross St.) has become the new owner of Junior's Wine Bar (1117 S. Charles St.).

No word yet on what changes he plans for the place. Considering that he hasn't returned two phone calls about Avery's Pearl, I dout I'll hear from him anytime soon.

But considering that McComas is going to be running two more bars in the near future, he's probably a busy guy with people to meet and things to do.

(Sun photo of Junior's Wine Bar by Elizabeth Malby)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 12:53 PM | | Comments (8)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


Keep the 'Up Scale' 'Casual' 'Sports Bar' 'Top 40 clubs' coming!

This place seems to have the character of an operating room..

Aren't there city laws against holding multiple liquor licenses? How is he circumventing these?

For the record, I think such laws are stupid and I'm glad to hear McComas is investing in the neighborhood. He's done a great job with Ryleigh's. I'm just curious about the behind-the-scenes dealings.

Well, BA, you've come to the right place. Here at Midnight Sun, we offer sneak peeks into the inner workings of Baltimore's nightlife scene every day.

So stick around, kid. Maybe you'll learn something.

Wow. I like Juniors. Last time I was there, Junior had hired an new chef and he sounded excited for the direction that the restaurant was heading. Wonder why the sale.

interesting - i just hope he doesn't add a bunch of TVs.

Ryleigh's, Turners, Avery's Pearl and now Juniors? Someone is outpacing Zink Enterprises as the nightlife Don of FedHill...

some new news from SoBo...Apparently Junior's is finished and is being taken over by the same restaurant group that operates Ryleigh's Oyster! Chef Chris Paternotte will be Executive Chef and partner (great news...same guy who just consulted on the concept and opening of Abbey Burger Bistro) Concept is going to be Italian..If this is all true Fed Hill should be excited!

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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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