Paramount Music Venue Planned for Stadium Area

| February 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Paramount, a 1,573-person club music venue based in Huntington, Long Island, New York, announced plans to expand with a second location in South Baltimore’s Stadium Area. The Paramount has been open for less than five years and hosted acts such as Billy Joel, Don Henley, Rob Thomas, and Ed Sheeran.

The group has not revealed the exact location, but announced it will be teaming up with Caves Valley Partners (CVP) on the development of the project. There are several vacant warehouses along Warner St. and Ostend St. in Stadium Area, and the team at Horseshoe Casino, which includes CVP, has the development rights to Lot J, which has been used for Ravens parking and a casino construction staging area.

The Paramount said the following in a press release:

“We want to put the entertainment world on notice that The Paramount is working hard on bringing another major market into our fold and plan to add to our overall reach by delivering even more concert fans to our brand. We have the talent and experience to deliver the best in live entertainment to arts and music lovers in the Baltimore area.”

CVP is the developer of Stadium Square, a $25o million mixed-used development which includes apartments, retail and office space a block east of Stadium Area. Demolition has already taken place at some existing buildings at the site and groundbreakings are expected in the very near future for a 299-unit apartment building and 72,000 sq. ft. office building. A mixed-used apartment building with veteran housing and retail is also expected to break ground within a year.

Also in the works in Stadium Area is Hammerjack’s, a music venue and club that will open at 1300 Russell St. The 48,000 sq. ft. club will take the place of Paradox as well as a currently vacant warehouse facing Ostend St. that was most recently the home to a ceramic tile company. The new Hammerjacks will feature a 2,500-person concert area that can be modified down for smaller shows, a club/sports bar area that will feature smaller 300-person live music shows, and an outdoor courtyard area. Hammerjack’s will also be leasing 4,000 sq. ft. of retail space on the property that will face Ostend St.

Hammerjack’s has its liquor board hearing for a new BAL arena license on February 11th with plans to begin construction soon after. Kevin Butler of the Hammerjack’s Entertainment Group told SouthBMore.com that things are full speed ahead.

IMG_9989Also under development in Stadium Area is The Parker Building at 333 W. Ostend St., which Himmelrich Associates is converting to a 50,000 sq. ft. office building, and a new $8 million Greyhound Bus Terminal that is under construction at 2110 Haines St.

Sports bar Game also opened at 1400 Warner St. in 2015 at a previously vacant space and Horseshoe Casino first opened its doors in August 2014.

Shot of the Stadium Area from M&T Bank Stadium

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From the roof of the future Hammerjack’s

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