Damn you economy! Damn you! Now you're taking restaurants away from me!
This current recession has been hard on all aspects of the economy, but the restaurant business has been hit especially hard. Instead of heading out to eat dinner, many customers are cutting back; going out less, eating less when out, going to cheaper places, etc.
In Baltimore we've lost a number of places that just couldn't weather the storm. Just today news that Babalu Grill and Blue Sea Grill in Powerplant would be closing. Last week, the popular Mt. Vernon spot the Brass Elephant shut its doors, potentially for good. It joins a list of other places that have closed recently: Ixia, Bicycle, Fin, The Spice Company, and a few others.
If you don't want to see more of your favorite places turn their lights off and lock the doors for the last time, do them a favor and patronize these places. Now I'm not suggesting eating out everywhere, every night, but go out there and give them some business. Every little bit helps.