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More restaurants closures

Sigh, the restaurant news in this city feels like a never ending stream of obituaries these days. The

announced today that Babalu Grill and Blue Sea Grill in the Power Plant Live area are giving up the ghost. And Jill Rosen over at

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The Baltimore Sun

wrote a piece on recent-ish

yesterday that included a list of spots "that couldn't weather the economy" including

, Ixia (though they

they had achieved their goals on earth and were transcending to a higher plain of existence), Brasserie Tatin, the Spice Company, Boccaccio, Pisces, Bicycle, and Dogwood. That last one was news to us.

The Hampden fine dining spot opened a lunch space in the

in July called

to provide a home for its nonprofit arm. Generally one makes sure ones profit business is going OK before sinking more money into the nonprofit part. And

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's web site and voice mail say that the restaurant is reopening in September and there are even events listed on their calendar through December. Not that restaurants haven't going out of business unexpectedly but, seeing as a call to Plates asking if Dogwood was closed elicited a "that's news to me" from the guy who answered the phone, we're not sure we're buying this one. So, are owners Bridget and Galen Sampson on a vacay or taking an economic breather? We've got calls and e-mails out and will let you know as soon as we hear back.

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