October 23, 1991
With its building on the auction block, Glen Burnie's hottest nightclub is in danger of having its plug pulled and its music stopped.L.A.'s Restaurant and Bar, which became an overnight success last winter, is still drawing scores of twentysomething couples to dance the night away. But the property now is up for sale to the highest bidder.The owner of the one-story building and surrounding grounds, GlenBurnie Realty Inc., defaulted on its loan on the property in May 1990 and filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11, which allows businesses to reorganize.
September 22, 1991
"This has gotta be the best job in the world. I have my days off and at night I'm paid to party and judge bikini contests," gleefully boasts the disc jockey who goes by the name Batman.While the rest of us working people manage a good time on the job maybe now and then, rarely do we have as much fun as nightclub and party disc jockeys.Not only do these disc jockeys have more fun, but there are more of them out there than ever before. Although the Census Bureau may not keep track of the DJ head count, there has apparently been a DJ population explosion over the past decade.
February 1, 1991
IcebreakersWhere: 133 W. North Ave.Hours: 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Monday to Friday, 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.Menu: Sunday brunch from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.Credit cards: Not accepted.Call: 783-0080. One of the frustrations of urban bar life is that the cocktail mix of liquid refreshment and outgoing people may make you want to get up and dance, only to discover that the bar has a 29-cent-stamp-sized dance floor.That's why a good-sized dance floor is always welcome news. At Icebreakers, an alternative dance club, the oak floor is ready to withstand plenty of hard black shoes and fashion statement boots.
January 30, 1991
The International Pavillion, the showcase nightclub that opened seven months ago on the site of what was once Blues Alley and Ethel's Place jazz clubs, has once again changed management and format, it was confirmed yesterday.Dan Henson, development director of Struever Brothers, Eccles and Rouse, which owns the building at 1225 Cathedral St., said his company "severed the relationship" three weeks ago with the Washington-based partnership that reopened the club last July. That team had intended to book live African, Cajun, jazz and reggae acts several night a week.
September 14, 1990
Illusions is a hotel lounge where most folks would rather lounge than dance. There is a smallish dance floor, to be sure, complete with a DJ booth to control the Top 40 and oldies action, a mirrored wall, a couple of large video screens and twinkling lights by way of a starry disco heaven.But dancers were in the minority the other night, with far more people settled into the admittedly comfy seating of this club located in the Inner Harbor Marriott. So it makes sense that the lounge furniture actually extends a bit onto the dance floor.