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July 27, 2009

I love New Bar Smell

You know what I'm talking about: sawdust, fresh paint and polyurethane. I read a piece in Esquire that said the new car smell is a cocktail of various vapors from the new vinyl and carpeting. New Bar Smell is probably the same thing ...

It's the smell of optimism -- of hope that the place will prosper. After a few months of spilled beer, vomit, and depending on the place, urine, New Bar Smell becomes Average Bar Smell. But if you've been in a handful of brand new or recently rehabbed watering holes, you never forget that smell.

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 7:50 AM | | Comments (1)
Categories: Bars & Clubs
        

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Yes I know the smell you mean, but I never heard of anyone actually talking about it so emotionally. It's kind of like "new house" smell, isn't it? Very unique...

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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.

Midnight Sun covers Baltimore music, live entertainment, and nightlife news. On the blog, you'll find, among other things, concert announcements, breaking news, bars closings and openings, up-to-date coverage of crime in nightlife, new music, round-the-clock coverage of Virgin Mobile FreeFest, handy guides on bars staying open past 2 a.m. on New Year's Eve and those that carry Natty Boh on draft. Recurring features include seven-day nightlife guides, Concert News, guest reviews of bars and concerts, Wednesday Corkboard, and photo galleries, as well as reader-submitted photos. Thanks for reading.
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