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May 12, 2009

TD Lounge, Club Choices and Chubbies will not be shut down

club choicesThree city clubs who drew complaints from neighborhood residents over noise, violence and ... various adult-oriented complaints ... will keep their liquor licenses.

TD Lounge, Club Choices and Chubbies Club have reached settlements with concerned community members, according to a source at the Board of Liquor License Commissioners.

I don't have all of the details, and I'm planning on calling these places today. But it's really hard to get a hold of club owners/managers who can speak on the record about this kind of thing. So I'll share what I know from the liquor board source.

According to the source, TD Lounge (1717 Eastern Ave.), formerly Timothy Dean Bistro, will stop having live entertainment ...

Neighbors of the Fells Point spot were upset last year when the upscale restaurant morphed into a lounge with DJs and dancing on weekends.

Club Choices (1815 N. Charles St.), which has a long-standing history of violence, promised to step up its security detail to prevent further altercations and help control the flow of foot traffic at closing time.

The owners of Chubbies, a gentleman's club at 2000 Eastern Ave., agreed to plant shrubbery outside so passersby can't see inside, and stop dancers from taking smoke breaks by the front of the building.

All three clubs pledged to take more input from their relative community associations.

(Sun archive photo)


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Posted by Sam Sessa at 10:28 AM | | Comments (8)
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Man, why I haven't I driven by this Chubbies before? "Ladies, do you have a light..."

I have never been to Chubbies but I know someone who has and I hear the name is fitting

I've always been amused at the name "Chubbies" for the strip club on Eastern. I know the euphemism for a stiffy is intended, but given that the place used to be Boots and employed some of the least attractive strippers in the city it was an odd choice (given the other euphemism for a "plus sized dancer.")

Chubbies may get LB violations, but it will never be sued for false advertising! Trust me!

I didnt even know TD Lounge had live entertainment. Until two weeks ago I didnt know ift had morphed into a lounge.

TD Lounge has neighbors? As far as I know, there are very few residences on that block. My annoyance with them stemmed from their habit of valet-parking cars in the neighborhood instead of in a lot.

Choices is still in business?

Club Choices is for sale for $20,000,000. No, not a misprint, that's right, $20 million dollars.

I wonder if they'll entertain owner financing.

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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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