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January 8, 2010

Cosmopolitan in Canton is sold

cosmopolitanLiberatore's Cosmopolitan, a long-standing martini bar on O'Donnell Square, has been sold, according to previous owner Dante Liberatore.

Liberatore, who opened Cosmopolitan about 10 years ago, said the lounge closed at the end of last month. He's not sure what the new owners will do with the space.

"It was just the right time to sell," Liberatore said. "Business was fine. It had faltered a little bit towards the latter part. We came to the end of the lease and we had the right buyer, so we sold it."

Thanks to jmgiordano for the tip.

(Baltimore Sun archive photo)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 4:01 PM | | Comments (5)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


I don't think Cosmopolitan fit well in that part of Canton. Most of the bars in the Square are sports bars and served bar food...make an exception for Nacho Mama's and Mama's on the Half Shell. I think Cosmopolitan was trying to be a little more upscale with the whole martini bar concept, but didn't quite hit the upscale mark.

Now they can focus on improving the food at Liberatore's. Been there 3 times in 3 years and 3 bad meals.

It was very good 3- 5 years ago. Very busy and always had attractive ladies. When the renovated it and made it "upscale" it seemed to dive. The waitstaff was always decent and good eye candy!

I personally will miss Cosmopolitan. It had great, consistent food as well as great service. It also wasn't filled with the frat boys and the meat heads that frequent the other establishments on the square.

Heyyy! I resemble that remark!

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