An opening and a closing
I'm always happy to announce openings, especially one like Crush in Belvedere Square, in the location where Taste was. It's the creation of Daniel Chaustit, the Daniel of Christopher Daniel in Timonium. Crush is a scary name, but not so much if you realize that it refers to the time when grapes are crushed for wine. The restaurant will open its doors this Wednesday, if all goes well.
As for the closing, which I'm always sad to announce, I got an e-mail from Joy Martin, owner of Zodiac in the Station North Arts and Entertainment District, saying that she was closing her restaurant after 12 years. Saturday will be the restaurant's last day. Apparently one reason was the construction in that block of N. Charles Street that cut the restaurant's gas line, damaged the water line, and discouraged customers.
(Photo taken at Zodiac by John Makely/Sun photographer)