The Hippo is Closing to Make Way for a CVS

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photo via Baltimore Heritage
photo via Baltimore Heritage

Club Hippo’s website accurately describes the Mt. Vernon bar as a “cornerstone in the gay and lesbian community in Baltimore.” By the end of the year, it’s slated to become a CVS.

The Baltimore Brew broke the story that longtime owner Chuck Bowers was in negotiations to turn the nightclub he has owned since 1972 into a CVS. A statement provided to Baltimore Business Journal and the Baltimore Sun on Monday confirmed the news and said that the Hippo will close in the fall.

Located at Eager and Charles Sts., the club’s motto has been “Where everyone is welcome.” The big dance floor has always helped keep this true. Last week, the club posted an announcement that it’s planning the “party of the year” in August, serving a reminder that it’s not a drug store yet.

Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is the editor of Baltimore and an editor-at-large of Baltimore Fishbowl.

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  1. They are not closing “to make way for a CVS.” The owner is retiring, as it says in the Brew story. I think the headline should be accurate.

  2. another CVS to burn down?…when Baltimore needs more to bring it back from all the detachments ….we have soo much potential…lets tap in to all of our resources and history to make it as best as it can be..instead of jokes on late nite TV.

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