With construction starting on Harbor Point and talk of turning nearby Bella Notte into condos, there’s still plenty of belief among developers that the area east of downtown is prime real estate. For a pair of restaurants, however, Harbor East hasn’t been generating enough customers.
Earlier this week, Baltimore Magazine reported that Chazz: A Bronx Original is closed for good. The coal-oven pizza kitchen, which was owned in part by Oscar-nominated actor Chazz Palmninteri, shuttered following news that Sysco sued co-owner Sergio Vitale for more than $160,000 in unpaid bills. Vitale also owns Aldo’s in Little Italy, where most of the Chazz staff were re-hired.
Talara, the ceviche spot owned by a Pittsburgh restaurant group, will follow Chazz onto the closed list on Feb. 7. As first reported by the Baltimore Sun, it couldn’t make a go of it after six years. Plans aren’t yet in place to open a new restaurant at the President St. site.
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