Cafe Hon closing in Hampden; Foreman Wolf to lease space

IT HAS BEEN A STAPLE IN THE HAEN® COMMUNITY FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS, BUT TONIGHT CAFE HUN WILL SERVE ITS LAST DINNERS OWNER DENISE WHITING AT LEAST THE RESTAURANT SPACE ON 36TH STREET TO THE FOREMAN WOLF RESTAURANT GROUP, YOU KNOW THE FOLKS BEHIND CHARLESTON AND CITY LOOSE FISH HOUSE AND GOLLY. SHE SAYS WHILE IT’S DIFFICULT TO WALK AWAY. SHE’S PROUD OF THE IMPACT THE RESTAURANT HAD ON THE COMMUNITY. I’M JUST A LITTLE GIRL WHO OPENED UP A LITTLE RESTAURANT. AND THE REST AS THEY SAY I HISTORY. WE’VE BEEN THERE AND BEEN PART OF PEOPLE’S FAMILY AND CELEBRATIONS FOR 30 YEARS AND I CAN” SAY ENOUGH ABOUT WHAT AN HONOR THAT HAS BEEN. ALL THOSE MEMORIES SHE’S RECALLING IS WHY SHE’S GETTING SO CHOKED UP RIGHT HERE. WELL WHITING SAYS SHE DOESN’T KNOW WHAT THE NEW OWNERS WILL DO, BUT SHE’S EXCITED TO SEE HOW THEY’LL USE THIS SPACE. SHE WILL CONTINUE TO HOST THE ANNUAL HTUN FEST. WHICH RETURNS JUNE 11TH AND 12TH. THIS YEAR WILL BE SPECIAL ONE. YEAH. WELL I,’MLA GD T

Iconic Hampden restaurant Cafe Hon closing; Foreman Wolf to lease space

After 30 years, Cafe Hon to host last dinner service Friday night

The iconic Hampden restaurant Cafe Hon is hosting its final dinner service Friday night. Owner Denise Whiting announced the restaurant’s closure in a statement released Friday morning.”I’m just a little girl who opened up a little restaurant, and the rest, as they say, is history,” Whiting told 11 News. “We’ve been there and been part of people’s families and celebrations for 30 years, and I can’t say enough about what an honor that has been.”The space will be newly leased to the Foreman Wolf Restaurant Group, the statement said .”I am so happy that Cafe Hon provided a place for so many special memories. Tony (Foreman) and I have been acquaintances for decades and Petit Louis holds a special place in my heart. I have spent some of my best times at Petit . I look forward to seeing what comes next for the space,” Whiting said in the statement. “Cafe Hon has been important to the city of Baltimore and to Hampden for many years,” Foreman said. “We respect all of the efforts at Cafe Hon that have brought the spirit of this deeply Baltimore neighborhood to the public eye.”Whiting said she will continue to host and organize HONfest, which she founded in 1994. This year marks the 28th year of the celebration, which will take place June 11-12.

The iconic Hampden restaurant Cafe Hon is hosting its final dinner service Friday night.

Owner Denise Whiting announced the restaurant’s closure in a statement released Friday morning.

“I’m just a little girl who opened up a little restaurant, and the rest, as they say, is history,” Whiting told 11 News. “We’ve been there and been part of people’s families and celebrations for 30 years, and I can’t say enough about what an honor that has been.”

The space will be newly leased to the Foreman Wolf Restaurant Group, the statement said.

“I am so happy that Cafe Hon provided a place for so many special memories. Tony (Foreman) and I have been acquaintances for decades and Petit Louis holds a special place in my heart. I have spent some of my best times at Petit. I look forward to seeing what comes next for the space,” Whiting said in the statement.

“Cafe Hon has been important to the city of Baltimore and to Hampden for many years,” Foreman said. “We respect all of the efforts at Cafe Hon that have brought the spirit of this deeply Baltimore neighborhood to the public eye.”

Whiting said she will continue to host and organize HONfest, which she founded in 1994. This year marks the 28th year of the celebration, which will take place June 11-12.

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