Baja Beach Club is not resurfacing in South Baltimore
Sometimes I feel like I spend more time disproving rumors than presenting cool new stories.
A bunch of folks have emailed/texted me with the news that the downtown megaclub Baja Beach Club is relocating to the old Pabst packaging building in South Baltimore.
As delicious as this sounds, it is, unfortunately, not true. I checked in with Baja's former owner, Tony Di Fatta, who said he sold the liquor license when the club closed in early 2008. The people who bought it wanted to open some kind of restaurant, he said.
After a trip to the liquor board, I discovered that the plan is to turn the Pabst building into a combination restaurant and market ...
But from the outside (as you can see in the photo), it appears to be a long time coming and a long time off.
Since this was more restaurant than nightlife news, I passed it onto ace food blogger Laura Vozzella, who, I don't think, has written about it yet. I'll check with her today and see.
In the meantime, if someone tells you Baja Beach Club is coming to South Charles Street, hit them with some knowledge.
Also, let's take a minute and reflect on how ominously cool this building looks. This was obviously made in a time when people took their beer seriously. Even crappy beer. I imagine a stoic CEO, standing in the uppermost office, peering out the window while gently pulling on a pipe, a gold pocket watch tucked into his vest pocket and an ice cold can of Pabst in his left hand -- 100 percent gentleman.