Canton's Clutch is closed
The Canton sports lounge Clutch has closed.
The news came via a reader, who noticed on the Canton Community Association's calendar a meeting Monday night to decide what to do with the lounge's former space.
Clutch opened in Spring 2009 billing itself "Baltimore's premier sports bar and lounge."
It replaced the decidedly more low-key Tiburzi's Cafe.
I'd heard rumors that Clutch was closing earlier last month. But when I spoke in early January with Trevor White, one of the guys running it, he contradicted the rumors.
Yet, a few weeks later Clutch had shut its doors. On January 29, the bar hosted a farewell party.
It's not clear what prompted the closure.
White told me earlier today he didn't have time to comment; and John Calvin, the other owner, hasn't responded to requests for comment either.
The bar's phone number is already disconnected.
According to state property records, Clutch's building is still owned by Terry and Sabatino Tiburzi. They paid $92,500 for the space in 1999.
Will update the post when I hear back from White or Calvin.
Photo: Clutch Facebook page