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Recher Theatre Shutting Down, Torrent Lounge Opening In Place

Owners of the concert venue plan to start construction of the Torrent Lounge nightclub in late-March.

(Update 3:49 p.m.)—After a nearly 17-year run, the Recher Theatre, a well-known Towson concert venue, is closing its doors.

The Recher family, which owns the venue and the attached bar and restaurant The Rec Room, plans to convert the space into a nightclub called Torrent Lounge.

"The [nightclub] scene is doing much better," said Brian Recher, who co-owns the spot with his brothers Steve Recher and Scott Recher. "The younger kids are going toward the DJ scene more."

The Rechers have already started the first phase of the transition by revamping patio space at the venue.

Brian Recher said additional renovations for Torrent Lounge will start in late-March, and band performances will continue until that time.

An opening date for the new lounge has not yet been set.

The Recher brothers opened the concert venue, which has hosted local and national musicians from a variety of genres, in 1996. The building was previously the historic Towson Theatre.

D Schmid February 20, 2013 at 01:53 PM
When redoing the patio, I hope they take into consideration the two residential highrises directly across the parking lot. I wish them success but we will be watching and listening. They have a right to make a profit, we have a right to peace and quiet at night.
Josh Moran March 19, 2013 at 05:18 AM
I know Recher's acts haven't been as big as the past, but I have a lot of memories at this place, such a good location, too. This "club" scene is only going to bring trouble. I hope they have all the ambulances ready for all the drug intoxication that will follow, hope it's worth the dollar.
pickle boy May 02, 2013 at 05:15 PM
The venue is not profitable. But I don't think a nightclub is the answer. I think they should have kept it a concert venue and hired a more qualified booking agent.
Angus cole March 06, 2014 at 10:46 AM
I know this is a little late, but in my opinion I'm glad they converted the recher theatre into the now torrent lounge, I've been there and it's awesome, I believe it's an over 21 club, the staff is amazing, and the artists they bring in are top notch, nothing in the area compares to it.the club goers are the nicest people I've met, everyone is so friendly.as well the staff does not try to push anything on you,I like how the dj booth is so close to the dance floor, oh and the sound system is amazing. And as far as fights and what have you I have not seen one fight at all, so everyone who doubted this move the recher brothers made go check out the club for yourself, if they keep bring in dj's that the club goers want to see they will stay open for a long time to come.im seeing tom swoon there in April.
Angus cole March 06, 2014 at 10:50 AM
Reading the posts of everyone talking about how the club will bring trouble, maybe spoke to soon, it's been open for a month or so and there has only been one very very very minor insolent it was very minor.go check out torrent before you come to conclusion

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