Spike Gjerde

Grand Cru owners plan to sell Belvedere Square wine bar to former employee

Grand Cru owners plan to sell Belvedere Square wine bar to former employee

Restaurateurs Spike Gjerde and Corey Polyoka plan to sell Grand Cru, a wine bar and wine shop in Belvedere Square, to a former employee, Polyoka confirmed Thursday morning.

The sale between Gjerde and Polyoka’s Foodshed restaurant group and Jayce Flickinger won’t be finalized until the title transfer has been approved by the Baltimore liquor board. A hearing is scheduled for today.

Flickinger, a former employee at Grand Cru, approached Foodshed about the sale, according to Polyoka. They declined to comment on the sale price.

Flickinger also worked at Foodshed properties Shoo-fly Diner as a bartender in 2013 and as the beer manager and general manager at Parts & Labor...

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