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Edward L. Reisinger III

Hammerjacks to replace Paradox near the stadiums

Hammerjacks to replace Paradox near the stadiums

A new Hammerjacks club and concert venue is planned to replace longtime Baltimore club Paradox on Russell Street.

A sign announcing the revival of the Hammerjacks brand will go on the 1300 Russell St. building this week, said Kevin Butler, owner of Hammerjacks Entertainment Group, who purchased the name and trademark of the longtime Baltimore music venue several years ago.

Butler said he plans to start demolition and renovation this winter and open by Dec. 31 of next year. The $8 million project, located close to M&T Bank Stadium, is to include a concert hall, club, 4,000 square feet of retail and an outdoor courtyard.

Hammerjacks, which publicly announced the new...