Hampden Loses Dogwood Restaurant Suddenly
It’s official: Dogwood Restaurant has closed for good. Like that! (I just snapped my fingers.) The owners said they only made the decision this weekend, implying that the staff couldn’t have had much notice regarding their sudden unemployment. The owners blamed the closing on “three very poor weeks of revenue.”
On my very first trip to Dogwood, I only tasted the water. After looking at the prices on the menu we got embarrassed and left. But it entered my list of places to suggest to well-off friends, and I have since eaten there on someone else’s tab. The food was delicious and everyone was very friendly.
Dogwood’s unique commitment to “second-chance” employment enabled the restaurant owners to receive a grant from the Baltimore Community Foundation Fellowship Program. The restaurant closed before for a time, but it sounds like this time it’s really for good.