The Brass Elephant, a one-time Charles Street fine dining standby, closed in 2009. For many years after that, it sat empty. It was even listed for sale as a potential residential home at one point. But in early 2016, the nearly 150-year-old building at 924 N. Charles Street will once again be inhabited by a restaurant.
According to the Baltimore Business Journal, the restaurant will be called The Elephant, and will sport a dramatic look. The first floor dining room is being designed to resemble the inside of an oyster, while the second floor oyster bar will have jet black walls and a white marble bar. The restaurant’s new owners, Steven and Linda Rivelis, own a consulting firm; they have experience with renovation, but have never operated a restaurant before. (The couple had their wedding ceremony in the original Brass Elephant, however.)
Will the overall effect be classy or tacky? You’ll be able to find out in early 2016, when the restaurant is slated to open.
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