Our Little Italy correspondent, Mr. Owl Meat, has been keeping me up to date on Velleggia's fate. Apparently the auction of the Little Italy restaurant, which was supposed to happen today, has been postponed without notice.
In Velleggia's current incarnation, we seem to have Baltimore's first -- perhaps the world's first -- wine bar and gelateria. At least that's what the sign says now.
Owl meat also sent me this link to a story about Velleggia's in the Daily Record that's worth reading.
In the same vein of what the heck is going on? ...
In the link Rusins sent me to a story in the Houston Chronicle, the Cordish Company's David Cordish said Vin closed "as part of our national strategy."
The Houston-based restaurant was in business for less than a year. According to Rusins, ex-Baltimore Vin chef Chris Paternotte consulted on that one, too, and it looked almost identical to the one in Towson.
(Photo of Velleggia's bar by Kim Hairston/Sun photographer)