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March 10, 2009

Locust Point Aloha Tokyo is closed

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Sad news for fans of karaoke and Asian food: The Aloha Tokyo at 1120 Fort Ave. has closed.

I don't know exactly why, and it's always hard to track down a reason, but this looks like the bank repossessed the property.

Aloha Tokyo has a second location at 1218 N. Charles St. that's still up and running. But I rarely see many people in there, and wonder how long it can last.

The Aloha Tokyo on Fort Ave seemed to be pretty popular, but I never had the chance to check it out myself.

I went to a happy hour at the Mount Vernon location, and thought it was just OK.

(Photo by me)


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Posted by Sam Sessa at 7:40 AM | | Comments (6)
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I'm very thankful this place is closed. Ate there once and it was horrendous.

I'm all about self promotion, as it is essential to building a successful business. With that said, what's with the massive enlargement of the real estate agent's biz card?

I'd love to look out my window and see that thing 24/7. Have a little consideration for the neighbors, will ya. Given the large amount of bars for sale in this town, that sign is likely to be there for a while.

I ate there a couple of times (sushi) and it was great. Went back several months ago and they no longer offered sushi so never went back again.

Are you sure the two had common ownership? I once hit the Mt. Vernon location, and they indicated they weren't connected to the Fort Ave. location--just the same name, or at least the "Aloha" bit.

Wow. They are selling that place for 600,000 for everything. Good luck with that. wow.

I have "Aloha Tokyo" listed for $395,000. They closed the operation in Jan.09.

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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 erik.maza@baltsun.com. Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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