It looks like the curse lives on. Starlite Diner, the latest restaurant in the former Hess Shoe store at Belvedere Square, has reportedly closed after opening just one year ago.
Former Baltimore Sun restaurant critic Richard Gorelick said he was told by a well-informed source in the industry that the restaurant has shuttered. It was locked and dark on Saturday night with no note on the door. The phone was not answered.
An employee at Grand Cru said he believed it had permanently closed.
Starlite owner Leonard Clarke could not be reached for comment. Clarke formerly owned Red Maple in Mount Vernon.
Starlite served breakfast, lunch and dinner — and had a full bar.
The most recent predecessor of Starlite, which opened in September 2016, was Shoo-Fly by Spike Gjerde of Woodberry Kitchen. It was supposed to be upscale re-imagined diner food but it didn’t click with patrons.
The space has also housed the restaurants Crush and Taste.
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