Modern Cook Shop will close this Saturday

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Modern Cook Shop, the Fells Point restaurant and food market, will close this Saturday, according to an announcement on the eatery’s website and Facebook page.

“Over the past few months we’ve worked hard to roll out pop-up dinner concepts and new seasonal menu offerings each week, and we’ve seen some traction in patronage,” the announcement reads. “Unfortunately, the clock has run out though.”

The restaurant, which opened in 2016, is inviting people to “blow out the beer and bourbon for an extended happy hour this eve and all night until it’s gone.”

Like other restaurants that have closed before it, the post alludes to crime as a reason for the closure, citing the decline in tourism and wishing “for safety and vibrancy to prevail.”

As The Sun notes, owners Andy Gruver and Jason Sanchez recently listed for sale another one of their concepts, Fork & Wrench.

A call to the restaurant from Baltimore Fishbowl went to voicemail.

Brandon Weigel

Brandon Weigel

Brandon Weigel is the managing editor of Baltimore Fishbowl. A graduate of the University of Maryland, he has been published in The Washington Post, The Sun, Baltimore Magazine, Urbanite, The Baltimore Business Journal, b and others. Prior to joining Baltimore Fishbowl, he was an editor at City Paper from 2012 to 2017. He can be reached at [email protected]
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