Waterfront Hotel to switch management, sources say
The Waterfront Hotel will switch management next year, two people with knowledge of the situation said.
It's not clear right now who the managers will be, but here's what I've found out so far.
After a reader wrote this morning the tavern might close, I called them up.
An employee who declined to be named said that's not the case. But that new management would take it over in January.
A representative for Red Star Land Holdings, LLC - whose owners are involved with Waterfront, according to property records - confirmed that new management would take over the bar at the end of January.
The reason is that the current lease, held by Benjamin Greene, is up.
Red Star's owners would not be involved after that, the person said. "It will be run by entirely new management," the person said.
The representative is not authorized to speak on the record on the company's business.
No one else at Red Star could be reached for comment. Benjamin Greene could also not be reached for clarification on what happened to his lease.
I'll update this post as soon as I hear from them.
The bar will close in January, but it will only be on January 3 and 4 for a previously scheduled cleaning.
The person at Red Star also confirmed that the bar will keep its name after January.
"It would be a shame if it didn't because it's one of the popular bars in Fells Point," the bar's employee commented.
Waterfront is most well known for its appearances in the TV show "Homicide." It was 29 on our list of the best Baltimore bars.