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Corner Charcuterie Bar in Hampden is for sale

Corner Charcuterie Bar in Hampden is on the market.

Chef and owner Bernard Dehaene is selling the popular restaurant and bar at 850 W. 36th St. The business is listed for $750,000, which includes $45,000 of liquor inventory and a seven-day liquor license.

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"It's a turnkey operation sale, so my staff stays within," Dehaene said.

The restaurant opened as Corner BYOB in 2011, and Dehaene followed that concept by opening the Other Corner Charcuterie Bar next door in 2013.

The space was renovated and rebranded last year.

Dehaene said it will be up to the next owner whether to keep the current concept intact.

"It could be somebody that has a reputable name and takes it over, it could be a new young person," he said. "We do want to keep up the reputation and the direction of not the restaurant, but where Hampden is going."

Dehaene said he's selling for a combination of reasons, in part because the demands of the restaurant industry have taken a physical and emotional toll on him.

"It's tiresome," he said. "The restaurant business never stops ... and I need a little break, I have to reassess myself in life."

The Belgian-born chef said he isn't sure whether he'll stay settled in the Baltimore area, but he plans to travel in the near future.

Corner Charcuterie Bar seats 90 guests indoors and 30 outdoors. Its $2,000-per-month lease runs through March 2024.

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