Club One has closed; club was site of 2009 double shooting
Club One has closed, management has confirmed.
It's not clear if the shutdown is due to the club's violent history or tax problems.
Billed as "an upscale nightclub with four levels: Earth, Water, Fire, Air," the downtown club was most known for a 2009 double shooting.
Club One's managers had been leaving hints of the imminent closing on Facebook for a couple of weeks.
On Monday, someone responsible for the club's email account confirmed the news, but did not give any reasons, or even his or her name.
The email simply said: "Yes, Club One property has been sold. Thank you!" So polite!
Club One, located at 300 E. Sarasota, had a violent history. In 2009, a 29-year-old man opened fire on a crowd outside the club, injuring two women. The club had been over capacity that night.
Police complained. "Issues of violence around the Club One establishment continue to be a concern for the Baltimore Police Department," Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III said at the time. The Baltimore Liquor Board suspended its license for a while.
But there had been few complaints about it since, said liquor board chairman Stephan Fogleman.
The club's end may have more to do with taxes than violence. It was among a number of clubs and bars whose license renewal was on hold because of overdue taxes.
April 25 seems to have the last night it was open, at least according to Facebook. But the message has not reached everyone apparently. Just last week, someone asked, "
Photo: Club One MySpace