Oyster Bay Grille
Oyster Bay Grille closed in late August after less than a year of operation. The restaurant opened in September 2013 in the Towson Circle development at York and Joppa roads.
The team behind Oyster Bay Grille included brothers Nick and John Daskalakis and their longtime friend Spyros Stavrakas, who was a principal in the development of Taverna Athena, an original Harborplace tenant, and the well-remembered Fells Point restaurant Opa. Joining them was Christopher Vocci, formerly of the Baltimore Country Club, who was originally brought on as a menu consultant but was ultimately hired as the executive chef. (Barbara Haddock Taylor, Baltimore Sun photo /September 12, 2013)
After only four months of operation, Joey B's Bar & Grille has closed. The restaurant, which featured variations on Sicilian rice balls on its menu, along with build-your-own burgers, panini, and hot turkey sandwiches, opened in mid-August.
A message posted to Joey B's Facebook page said, "It is with great regret that we had to close down Joey B's. We loved our patrons and appreciate their loyalty. We enjoyed our time being part of Federal Hill and will miss the area tremendously."
Joey B's was owned by Joseph Bivona, who operates the Grille at Peerce's Landing in the old Peerce's Plantation property on Dulaney Valley Road. An employee at Peerce's confirmed the closing at Joey B's and said Bivona was out of town.
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