The Corner Restaurant and Charcuterie Bar in Hampden will close for good after tonight’s service.
The restaurant and bar at 850 W. 36th St. made the announcement on its Facebook page late Monday morning. Owner/chef Bernard Dehaene, who also posted on his personal Facebook page, blames various health reasons on the closure.
“Due to my deteriorating health I have decided that today, Monday will be my last day opening Corner,” the restaurant’s post partially reads. “I need the time to prepare for knee, hip and back surgery as well as mind body and health. I thank everyone that has been a part of this adventure for the past eight years.”
Requests for comment from the bar were not immediately answered. The bar’s normal Monday hours are 4 p.m.-2 a.m.
Dehaene opened the space in March 2011 as the Corner, which later became known as Corner BYOB. A couple years later, Dehaene opened the Other Corner Charcuterie Bar in an adjacent space whose entrance is on Elm Street. After some time, the two spaces melded into the Corner Restaurant and Charcuterie Bar (until mid-February, when Dehaene again rebranded the side bar into the members-only Elmwood Social Club.)
In 2016, Dehaene put the business up for sale with a listed price of $750,000. At that time, the Belgium-born chef told The Baltimore Sun that one of the reasons he was looking for a buyer was that the demands of the restaurant industry had worn on him.
It was not immediately clear if Dehaene has sold the business.
The Corner Restaurant and Charcuterie Bar joins other Baltimore restaurants and bars that have closed recently.
Baltimore Sun reporter Sarah Meehan contributed to this article.
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