No Way Rosé Closes in Federal Hill

| July 11, 2023 | 0 Comments

Chef Ashish Alfred’s restaurant No Way Rosé recently closed at 31 E. Cross St. in Federal Hill. The restaurant opened in March 2022 and then took a pause in September 2022 before returning as a more casual concept. The closing was first reported by Baltimore Business Journal.

Alfred told over the phone:

We were given a fantastic opportunity by a great group of landlords and we thought we would do well there. The community of Federal Hill and South Baltimore are still facing some challenges that the city and locals are working to address. It didn’t come together fast enough for us.

Nearly every business on that side of the street is closed or abandoned. We were kind of an island.

I hope someone can go into the space and hit a homerun. I have a lot of faith in Baltimore, it’s been good to me and my business. Sometimes you can do everything right as a restauranteur and business owner and things can go wrong despite your best effort.

31 E. Cross St. is currently available for lease. The building was previously Bookmakers Cocktail Club and Nevin’s Cross Street Station before becoming No Way Rosé.

The block additionally has bar vacancies at the former PALM Baltimore and the former Crazy Lil’s. Ultimate Pizza has been closed since last year because of a fire.

Alfred’s Alfred Restaurant Group recently opened Italian restaurant Osteria Pirata in Fells Point. It also owns three locations of Duck Duck Goose, including one in Fells Point.

Photos of No Way Rosé when it opened 

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