September 23, 2021

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Beloved Darker Than Blue soul food restaurant to return in fall

Beloved soul food restaurant eyes return nearly a decade after closing

Darker Than Blue, the beloved soul food restaurant from Chef Casey Jenkins, will finally make its return this fall.Jenkins has signed a lease on restaurant space at 413 N. Charles St. in Mount Vernon to relaunch the cafe, which became a gathering place for foodies and politicians during its nearly decade-long tenure on Greenmount Avenue.The restaurant has had several promises of revival since it closed in 2013. Initially, Jenkins planned to move Darker Than Blue to a mixed-use development on 33rd and St. Paul streets, near Johns Hopkins University, but that project took too long to materialize, he said. In 2018, he announced plans to bring Darker Than Blue to the Northwood Commons development near Morgan State University, but later decided the property there “was a little too overpriced for us.”Read the full story from our partners at the Baltimore Business Journal

Darker Than Blue, the beloved soul food restaurant from Chef Casey Jenkins, will finally make its return this fall.

Jenkins has signed a lease on restaurant space at 413 N. Charles St. in Mount Vernon to relaunch the cafe, which became a gathering place for foodies and politicians during its nearly decade-long tenure on Greenmount Avenue.

The restaurant has had several promises of revival since it closed in 2013. Initially, Jenkins planned to move Darker Than Blue to a mixed-use development on 33rd and St. Paul streets, near Johns Hopkins University, but that project took too long to materialize, he said.

In 2018, he announced plans to bring Darker Than Blue to the Northwood Commons development near Morgan State University, but later decided the property there “was a little too overpriced for us.”