Fork & Wrench, a Canton restaurant of six years, is the latest Baltimore restaurant to hit the market.
Owners Andy Gruver and Jason Sanchez listed the restaurant for sale on Tuesday, according to a news release.
Reached by phone Wednesday, the owners said business has been “consistent” at Fork & Wrench.
“We have some other things in the works and its really time to buckle down and focus on other projects,” Sanchez said.
Fork & Wrench opened in 2012, offering modern American fare and cocktails in an eclectic retro space at 2322 Boston St. Corey Laub joined the restaurant as executive chef last year.
Gruver and Sanchez said they’re hoping to sell the restaurant within the next three months. A public onsite auction is scheduled for Feb. 28, with a suggested opening bid of $600,000, according to Berkshire Hathaway’s website. Ashland Auction Group is handling the auction, and the sale would include the business, real estate, liquor license and restaurant equipment.
“We’re going to miss it. We love that place,” Gruver said. “It’s bittersweet but we’re excited about moving on.“
The restaurant will remain open for dinner, drinks and Sunday brunch during the sale process. The sale of Fork & Wrench comes on the heels of a number of restaurant closures and sales that have swept the city.
The owners plan to focus their efforts on their second restaurant, Modern Cook Shop, in Fells Point, in addition to other future projects.