Atlas Restaurant Group, the group behind Ouzo Bay, Azumi and Loch Bar, is taking over two Harbor East restaurants with plans to transform them in 2017.
The group will partner with Bagby Restaurant Group to rebrand Fleet Street Kitchen and Ten Ten American Bistro, both owned by the Bagby group. The restaurants will close early next year to be redesigned.
"We know we can develop two very strong concepts for these spaces in Harbor East," Atlas Restaurant Group owner Alex Smith said in a news release. "Similar to Ouzo Bay, Azumi and Loch Bar, we will develop concepts that are unique to this city and continue to elevate Baltimore’s dining scene."
In conjunction with the new partnership, Atlas Restaurant Group has also brought on a chef and general manager from another competing group. Chef Julian Marucci and David Goodman, formerly of the Foreman Wolf Restaurant Group, joined Atlas Restaurant Group as chef partner and operating partner, respectively.
"At the beginning of this year I knew it was time to branch out and start a new venture," Marucci, previously executive chef at Cinghiale and Pazo, said in a statement. "I am very excited to be partnering in two new projects coming to Harbor East in 2017. This opportunity will allow me to embrace my creativity and will give me the chance to work with a great group of people who are just as passionate about the business as I am."
Fleet Street Kitchen and Ten Ten will continue to operate as normal until early 2017.
Marucci, Goodman, Smith and Bagby Restaurant Group director of operations Chris Becker could not immediately be reached for further comment.
This story will be updated.