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Salt owner Jason Ambrose to purchase Locust Point bar

Jason Ambrose, the co-owner and founding chef of Salt, has agreed to purchase a tavern on Haubert Street in Locust Point.

"It won't be anything restaurant-y like Salt," Ambrose said. "It will be a 'bar with food'." There isn't enough room inside the small establishment for tables, he said

After seven years running the kitchen at Salt, Ambrose turned over Salt's day-to-day kitchen operations to Brian Lavin.

Ambrose won't close on the property until early November, he said, and the liquor board must approve the transfer of the liquor license to Ambrose from the property's current owners, Inga and Adam Gardner, who operate a bar a the location named The House.

Ambrose said he hopes to have the Locust Point bar open in early 2014.


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