Roughly a week after proprietors of Catonsville’s Sea Hut Inn announced they’re closing, State Fare owners signed a lease with the building’s landlord with the intent of opening a Mexican restaurant there later this year, State Fare co-owner Evan Brown said.
“We’re kind of developing everything right now,” Brown said.
Brown confirmed that he and his business partner and State Fare chef, Keith Holsey, are setting out to open a restaurant serving traditional Mexican, Salvadoran and Tex Mex cuisine.
In Catonsville’s burgeoning restaurant scene, Mexican food is "one of the things we thought Catonsville didn’t really have,” Brown said.
The new Mexican venture — which does not yet have a name — would be the only one of its kind along Catonsville’s main business corridor on Frederick Road. On the other side of the Beltway about a mile away sits El Patron Mexican Grill on Frederick Road and El Agave on Ingleside Avenue. Restaurante Las Lupitas is located 2 miles from the building on Rolling Road.