Employee: Friends to close
Friends, the Fells Point neighborhood dive at 1634 Aliceanna St., will most likely close in the coming weeks, according to a longtime employee.
Ben Naas, who has worked at Friends for about 10 years, said he expects Asian restaurant Sticky Rice to take over the building in the near future.
"It's still at the handshake stage, but I think both parties are pursuing it," Naas said.
From the black-and-white tiled floor to the small plaque affixed to the middle of the bar, bearing a quote from Charles Bukowski, Friends was a one-of-a-kind joint. When it closes, it will be sorely missed indeed.
"We still came from an older school of Fells Point bars -- an older mold," Naas said.
(Baltimore Sun archive photo)