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March 12, 2010

Nadds comes to senses, becomes Singer's

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After all those hilarious comments about Canton Arts and Entertainment, it's good to see a Baltimore bar owner coming to his senses.

Ron Singer, owner of NADDS (New Age Dine and Dance) has caved to criticism and decided to rename his Mount Vernon watering hole Singer's. 

Guess he didn't have the cojones to stick with NADDS. 

Zink! ...

One of my spies attended the liquor board hearing yesterday, where Singer said all the negative publicity made him think twice about the name NADDS.

I'm going to call Ron today at some point for comment. As I'm writing this, it's still waaay to early to phone a bar owner. Most of them don't get up until at least 10 a.m.

With NADDS and Canton Arts and Entertainment no more, that means our list of awfully named Baltimore bars just got a bit shorter. A bit.

(Blue-tinted photo by me.. I paid extra for the blue tint.)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 7:00 AM | | Comments (5)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


I have discovered that it only takes a $30 check for the Liquor Board to remove NADDS. That's cheaper than a veternarian could do it.

I've met the owner, nice guy.. he actually probably would be up at this hour; but the rules do prohibit calling before 10am (courtesy points to Sam) I can only imagine what Uncle Bud had to say about the name ( Not a blood relation, a Mt Vernon regular, everyone calls him Uncle Bud) Perhaps I'll stop in for lunch and see how many of the Tyson Place crew still call it home.

It will always be Nadd's to me.

Ron's a cool guy. Uncle Bud came to my poker game of 30 folx and played the rope-a-dope (how do you do this- how much are the green ones again) and beat out everyone to take first place. Con artist.

Speaking of "Singer's" the band that did the soundtrack to my movie "SUPERLUSH" will be performing there Friday, March 26th

Independent of the whimsical connotations, the name Nadds just doesn’t sound right.
You wanna to Nadds

Between the “fun” insinuations and the feel of the name, then consider it’s Gay friendly locale*, it just was a major marketing misstep or possible TKO.

*Stating the obvious, not everyone is amenable or comfortable going to what may be a Gay friendly establishment.

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