The Grille at Peerce’s will be sold at public auction on Nov. 10, according to Daniel Billig of A. J. Billig & Co. Auctioneers. The Phoenix restaurant, formerly known as Peerce's Plantation, will remain open until the property settles, Billig said, which will likely be around the end of this year.
Established in 1932, Peerce's Plantation was a landmark, family-owned Baltimore County dining destination before it closed in 2001. In 2008, the property was purchased by Joseph W. Bivona, Jr. as a venue for his Signature Catering company. Bivona reopened the old ballroom but waited until 2010 to try operating a restaurant at the facility, a more casual version of the old Peerce's Plantation that he called The Grille at Peerce's.