The owners of Kooper's Tavern, Katie and Patrick Russell, will open a Baltimore County location in Lutherville's Round Wood Shopping Center. The new location will be called Kooper's North. A new food truck, Woody's Taco Island, is also on its way.
The Lutherville location was formerly the home of Roddy Domacasse's Restaurant Sabor, which closed suddenly last summer. The Russells will operate Kooper's North in a partnership with Miles Perman, according to Patrick Russell, who said that he hopes to have the new location open by Aug. 21.
In addition to Kooper's Tavern, the Russells own the Thames Street properties Slainte Irish Pub and Woody's Rum Bar and Celie's Waterfront Inn. They also own Kooper's Chowhound Burger Wagon, the first truck in Baltimore's food-truck fleet. Patrick Russell said that he will have a new food truck, Woody's Taco Island, on the streets of Baltimore within a few weeks.
The Russells opened Kooper's, named for a beloved Yellow Labrador Retriever (Pictures: How That Restaurant Got Its Name), in 1997. The tavern has evolved into a Fells Point institution, a popular destination for both visitors and the home crowd.