M&S Grill Closes at Harborplace and Brio Tuscan Grille Will be Closing on Pratt Street

| October 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Inner Harbor will soon have 15,562 sq. ft. of vacant restaurant space available as M&G Grill has closed at Harborplace and Brio Tuscan Grille will soon be closing across the street at 100 E. Pratt St. Both stories were reported by Baltimore Business Journal.

M&S Grill closed last week. From Baltimore Business Journal:

“We are grateful for the support of the local community and loyal patrons,” Howard Cole, chief operating officer of Landry’s Inc. the Houston-based owner of M&S Grill, said in a statement. “We value our employees, their dedication to our company and are working to relocate them.”

M&S Grill employees were invited to apply for jobs at McCormick & Schmick’s restaurant on Pier 5 nearby, said Dana Twardowski, sales manager at the restaurant on Friday afternoon.

M&S Grill is a sister restaurant of McCormick & Schmick’s.

Also from the article:

A monthly investor report showed that the occupancy rate was 72 percent at the end of last year, compared to 95 percent in 2013. Since then, The Fudgery, Five Guys Burgers & Fries and Noodles & Co. have moved out, and now M&S Grill.

Over the past few years, Urban Outfitters, Lenny’s Deli, La Tasca, Edo Sushi and Fire & Ice also closed up shop while Banana Republic and Build-A-Bear inked deals to move in.

Harborplace is currently undergoing a renovation, which began last year, from Ashkenazy Acquisition Corporation. Hooters recently completed a move from the second floor of the Light Street Pavilion to a 6,300 sq. ft., first-floor space, and Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls has been announced as a future food tenant. Neighborhoods and Philly Pretzel Factory opened at Harborplace in the last couple of years.

Brio Tuscan Grille will be closing on November 4th. From Baltimore Business Journal:

The Ohio restaurant company will shutter the 250-seat restaurant at Pratt and Calvert streets on Nov. 4, its 50 employees were told on Sunday afternoon.

An employee said Monday morning the staff was told the reason was lagging sales over the past several months as the numbers of downtown diners had drastically declined in part because of ongoing safety concerns downtown. In the meantime, the restaurant’s workers were somber as they prepared to open for lunch on Monday. Several said they were devastated by the news of the Brio’s closing, but declined to give their names.

Brio was open for six years and replaced Legal Sea Foods.

Photo of the newly renovated Harborplace 

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