An e-mail from the owner of Jordan's Steakhouse
I got a long e-mail from owner Jordan Naftal yesterday after my post on the closing of Jordan's Steakhouse in Ellicott City appeared. What it boiled down to was that he and his landlord are embroiled in a complicated rent dispute.
You may want to hold onto those gift certificates a little longer. If things get settled between them, the restaurant may reopen.
"I am waiting to work things out with our landlord," he said, "and will find out about re-opening when we speak this afternoon [which was yesterday]. I would be happy to give you an update after speaking with him. We also look forward to opening in Maple Lawn this November."
I'll give Naftal a call when I get into work.
Maple Lawn, for those of you who haven't been following the story, is where the now-closed oZ. Chop House is. Naftal and Carlos Venegas, the owner of Ranazul, are partners hoping to open Carlos and Jordan's Steakhouse there. (I wrote about it at greater length in last week's Table Talk.)
(Barbara Haddock Taylor/Sun photographer)