Ludlow Market Closes in Locust Point, Bottle Shop to Stay Open Through the Weekend

| November 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Wine Market Bistro closed last March and reopened in June as the rebranded and renovated Ludlow Market, Bar & Bottle Shop. Now, Ludlow will be closing as well. Ludlow’s dining room and bar closed at the end of last week, and the Bottle Shop will close after this Sunday.

“Despite great reviews from The Baltimore Sun and our clientele, I underestimated the marketing capital that would be needed to give us that initial push,” said owner Christopher Spann. “I overestimated what social media and word of mouth could do for us.”

He noted there was initial confusion in the community about whether the restaurant was open or still closed.

Spann said the Bottle Shop will be offering “deep discounts” on the remaining inventory which he noted includes one of the largest wine selections in Baltimore. It will be open 11am to 9pm this weekend.

Spann told SouthBMore.com that he is talking to a couple groups about a sale of the approximately 4,500 sq. ft. business which is located on the first floor of The Foundry on Fort at 921 E. Fort Ave., Suite 135 in Locust Point. The space includes the liquor store room, a bar area, a dining room, a private dining space, the kitchen, and an outdoor patio.

Spann said he needs to take a mental break for a bit before figuring out what he will do next. He owned Wine Market and Ludlow for the past 14 years and also owned Le Garage in Hampden for three years before selling it in 2017.

Photos below courtesy of Ludlow Market, Bar and Bottle Shop

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