Local High Rise closes

I'm late on this one, but I don't think anyone else has reported it yet, so here goes.

The Local High Rise, the warehouse venue in East Baltimore, closed last month.

The owners had struggled to pay rent on the place, and couldn't consistently draw crowds big enough to comfortably fill it.

"Tight now, the 18 hour days, 7 days a week is a little to much to be bringing home the negative-$2,000 paycheck every other week," said booking agent and owner Louis Lee Hoxter Jr.

I hope Hoxter sticks with the idea.

I think they could turn a profit if they found a smaller venue to work with.

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