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Jersey Shore cast-member to hammer final nail into Sonar’s coffin

February 14, 2013
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Jersey Shore cast-member to hammer final nail into Sonar’s coffin

Poor Wesley Case. The Sun’s arts and “culture” reporter had to write a straight-faced blog post today about how Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, one of the self proclaimed “juice head Guidos” from MTV’s Jersey Shore is supposed to be at Paparazzi–the new club in what used to be Sonar– tonight. And he didn’t get to say...
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Dan McIntosh Convicted

November 2, 2012
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Yesterday, a federal jury convicted Daniel McIntosh of conspiring to distribute and possessing with intent to distribute 100 kilograms or more but less than 1000 kilograms of marijuana. Thus, McIntosh is not facing a mandatory life sentence – which would have been the penalty had the jury found the amount of weed involved to...
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If Convicted at Trial, Prosecutors Say Dan McIntosh May Face Mandatory Life Sentence

September 13, 2012
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Today is the third day of the trial of Daniel McIntosh, co-owner of the now-shuttered Sonar nightclub downtown and McCabe’s Tavern in Hampden, on federal drug-conspiracy charges arising from his alleged involvement in a large-scale, long-standing marijuana enterprise (“Risky Business,” Feature, Aug. 15 http://citypaper.com/news/risky-business-1.1358819). Of the 16 co-defendants in the case, only McIntosh and...
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Feds Name-Drop Baltimore’s Sonar Nightclub in New Pot-Conspiracy Indictment

May 4, 2012
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Feds Name-Drop Baltimore’s Sonar Nightclub in New Pot-Conspiracy Indictment

UPDATE: A sentence has been removed from this post at the request of the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Daniel McIntosh has long maintained he’s been the majority shareholder of Sonar nightclub in downtown Baltimore since he took over from co-founder Lonnie Fisher in 2007. But if new federal charges against McIntosh and nine others, filed...
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Feds Accuse Sonar’s Daniel McIntosh of Participating in Massive Pot Conspiracy

July 8, 2011
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Daniel McIntosh at a City Paper party September 2005. Photo by Frank Hamilton

Daniel McIntosh, the principal owner of downtown Baltimore’s Sonar nightclub, has been accused in a federal indictment of participating in a cross-country marijuana conspiracy involving more than 1,000 kilograms of the drug and $30 million in proceeds over an eight-year period, according to court documents. City Paper obtained a heavily redacted copy of the...
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Hollywood Diner Opens for Business

August 20, 2009
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Good news for late night clubgoers, the Hollywood Diner (400 E. Saratoga Street) near Sonar is reopening on Aug. 26. And partiers in our oddly late-dining-scarce downtown aren’t the only ones who stand to benefit, the diner will be run by a nonprofit that provides job training for at risk youth. The diner was...
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