It's official: Porter's is closed
Porter's, the restaurant and bar on Riverside Avenue in Federal Hill, is closed for the near future, according to land owner Dave Cowell.
That's about all Cowell knows at the moment, he said.
"As a property owner, a lot of times, you're the last one to know," he said.
Cowell said Joe Fonte, who owned the business, had been looking to sell for some time.
"I don't know how much more desire he had to run a restaurant," Cowell said ...
Cowell said he'd know more in the next few days. He filled me in on some of the building's history, though, which was interesting. Before Porter's, it used to be called Ransom, and before Ransom, it was a corner bar named Paul's, according to Cowell.
I only went in Porter's once. The food and drinks were good, but the service was so bad I never went back.
Now, the space sits vacant.
"If you know anybody that wants to buy a restaurant, let me know," Cowell said.
(Baltimore Sun archive photo)