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Baltimore LGBTQ Nightclub Staple Grand Central Closes Its Doors

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SARAH Y. KIM
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One of Baltimore’s largest LGBTQ nightclubs - Grand Central - is permanently closing its doors after over 30 years.

In its announcement today, the night club’s management team said the COVID-19 pandemic has made operations unsustainable. 

Just before the pandemic hit Maryland, developer, Landmark Partners announced plans to relocate Grand Central within the Mount Vernon neighborhood. 

The club was recently penalized for violating COVID-19 restrictions after inspectors found 15 patrons inside the club when indoor dining was prohibited.

Around 30 patrons were also outside the club drinking alcohol.

An attorney representing the night club said these violations hastened its closure.

Sarah Y. Kim is WYPR’s health and housing reporter. Kim is WYPR's Report for America corps member, and Anthony Brandon Fellow. Kim joined WYPR as a 2020-2021 corps member for Report for America, an initiative of The GroundTruth Project that pairs young journalists with local newsrooms. Now in her second year as an RFA corps member, Kim is based in Baltimore City.
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