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June 10, 2011

Hampden's The G-Spot likely to close October 1

Hampden's The G-Spot, which has hosted a variety of performances and events in its ten years in business and most recently the inaugural Scapescape festival, is likely to close October 1.

Its landlord is seeking to transform 2980 and 2981 Falls Road, the two warehouses where Scapescape took place, into a restaurant-condo complex, says venue promoter Dave Underhill, who was also one of the organizers of the festival.

The venue's landlord, Douglas Carroll, first told venue manager Reuben Kroiz that June 1 would be the G-spot's last day before the space was turned over to developers.

Scapescape was supposed to be their farewell concert. 

But Underhill says the eviction date was extended to October when the developers missed a contract  deadline.

Based on the developers' track record, Underhill doesn't know for sure if they'll be pushed out by then, but they've been operating under that assumption since.

Underhill says the only way the venue would stay indefinitely is if staff find someone to buy the buildings, which Kroiz has estimated at nearly $4 million, that wouldn't kick them out. 

The G-Spot is planning another big show for September in anticipation of the eviction deadline. After that, Underhill says manager Kroiz hasn't ruled out taking the name to another location. 

The G-Spot has been at Falls Road since 1999, when Kroiz and Jill Sell opened it as an art and performance space. In that time, it's also hosted Ted Leo, Wye Oak, and Microcinefest.

The G-Spot would follow another performance space, The Hexagon, in closing by just four months.

 Photo: G-Spot in 1999 (Rob Brown/Special to The Sun)


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Posted by Erik Maza at 10:00 AM | | Comments (6)
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I live in Hampden and I've never heard of it. So...

"Underhill says the only way the venue would stay indefinitely is if staff find someone to buy the buildings, which Kroiz has estimated at nearly $4, that wouldn't kick them out."

I can afford that. I'll take it.

Its at the bottom of Clipper Mill Rd along the Jones Falls....sad its closing

Have to admit the G-Spot is hard to find...

I have a quarter, if I can come up with 3 more investors with a quarter each or you can bring ina team with two dimes and a nickel and it's on!

Yes, that was supposed to read $4 million. The typo has been updated

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at erik.maza@baltsun.com. Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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