From prime-time TV to Prime foreclosure auction: Timothy Dean's restaurant to be sold
Timothy Dean's Prime Steakhouse is headed for the auction block.
The Fells Point buildings that are home to the restaurant, which Dean launched in February, shortly before he started competing in television's "Top Chef," are to be sold in a bank foreclosure auction next month.
So says the listing on Jonathan Melnick Auctioneers. The auction of the buildings, at 1717, 1719 and 1721 Eastern Avenue, is scheduled for Sept. 16.
I just tried to reach Dean but no one was at the restaurant at this hour. T.D. Bistro Inc., which previously owned a bistro and lounge at that Eastern Avenue location, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in May.
Dean was eliminated from "Top Chef" in July. In an interview at the time, Dean said the show had given a boost to Prime. He also said he had plans to open another Prime location at Boulevard at the Capital Centre in Largo, in the 7,000-square-foot space that previously housed The Sideline, a now-shuttered restaurant owned by former Washington Redskins linebacker LaVar Arrington.