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"That's a right evil stream"

Ellicott City restaurants hit by flooding

By Richard Gorelick

The Baltimore Sun

4:30 PM EDT, September 7, 2011

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Tersiguel's French Country Restaurant, which has weathered more than its share of natural disasters, is open for business on Wednesday.

At 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 8, the restaurant posted this message on its Facebook page: "We are safe and dry! We know many EC merchants have not been as lucky. We are keeping an eye on the weather and as long as it's safe for our patrons and staff, we intend to stay open for dinner tonight." 

The restaurant was calling diners with reservations with instructions about how to get to their doors. 

Updates on Ellicott City closings and openings will be posted here.

La Palapa was posting photographs of the flooding on its Facebook page.

The Rumor Mill, on its Facebook page, posted on Wednesday: "We will be closed tonight due to weather conditions in Ellicott City. Please drive safely if you are out and about tonight!

Cacoa Lane is open. A reservationist answered the phone at 4:55 p.m.

Portalli's is closed, according to a representative of its sister restaurant, the Diamondback Tavern, which is open.

Ellicott Mills Brewing Company was closed on Wednesday. The Main Street tavern's basement was flooded.

Ellicott City's downtown Main Street suffered extensive flooding from Hurricane Agnes in 1972. The November fires of 1984 and 1999 also caused extensive damage.