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September 25, 2009

Green Cilantro is closed "for repairs"

Green CilantroThis isn't good: Green Cilantro, the Fells Point bar which replaced the Whistling Oyster several months ago, is closed.

A sign on the front door says the bar is closed for repairs and will reopen soon.

But after writing about bar openings and closings for a few years, I can tell you -- this usually means the end is near.

I called Green Cilantro's main number, but no one answered.

Maybe Green Cilantro really is closed for repairs. Maybe, like its namesake, the bar will be back in the spring.

Only time will tell.

(Photo by jmgiordano)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 1:54 PM | | Comments (9)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


I think "Closed for Repairs" loosely translates as either 1) The health department stopped by to say hello, or 2) We chose a stupid name for our bar and this is what happens.

"For repairs" is too "bar closed" as "exhaustion" is to "drug addiction" for celebs.

OK I can't hold back this awfully awesome joke anymore:

Looks like Green Cilantro has ... wilted!


This never would have happened if they were named Xtreme Cilantro and had a cilantro cannon to kick it into XXXXTREME mode!

It was actually shut down because the owner did not pay the bills on time. Must be nice to have under the table employees and still not be able to pay the utility bills.

Cilantro is a wussy herb. Come on, they sometimes call it Chinese parsley! Damn, that's humiliating. I think it should be replaced by something that sounds really fierce like
Now with more CHUPA!

Or a bar called Monster Quest!

RIP Green Cilantro. To be replaced by "Suggy's"?

Evan & OMG,

Do you think it might has done better as the Ghost Chili?

Right now it seems to be on it's way to becoming The Extinct Cilantro or The Dodo.

Snuggy's is in the old En Feugo Burrito space NOT Cilantro

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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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