Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Jordan's Steakhouse: What's Up?

Jordan's Steakhouse in Ellicott City was closed Monday night, and it's unclear whether this is a short-term dispute or the end of the steakhouse's Main Street location.

The closing was a surprise to people like HowICook, who commented that he went for dinner Monday night and found the doors locked:
What's going on at Jordan's in Ellicott City? I made reservations on open table for 6:30 PM today for a special birthday dinner. We arrived and the doors were locked with a couple of signs saying 'No trespassing... locked by the order of the landlord...'. There was no sign of any life. I tried the phone # and no answer. Maybe, it's just a utility problem.
On Tuesday, Wordbones reported on Tales of Two Cities that Jordan's and its landlord are in a rent dispute:
Jordan [Naftel] told me he is attempting to reach some sort of an accommodation that will allow the upscale Main Street steakhouse to reopen but until then he says he is busy trying to get the Maple Lawn location ready for a November opening.
(Update: Check out the links in the comments below. Based on those stories, it sounds like Jordan's had a long term issue with the landlord. Sounds like Naftel was dealing with that even while he announcing a new location in the former Oz Chophouse at Maple Lawn. That might be the start of a local chain, or it might be a way for Naftel to decamp from Ellicott City for a new restaurant.)

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Apparently there is a disagreement between Jordan and the landlord over money. I heard this from a friend who spoke to one of the employees.

Anonymous said...

Here is another posting:

http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/dining/reviews/blog/2009/08/jordans_steakhouse_closed.html

Eileen Farmer said...

We had the same experience. Hand't been for a few months and thought we'd stop by for dinner at the bar. Very surprised a disappointed. Wonder what the outcome will be?

Paul said...

Small update:

http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/dining/reviews/blog/2009/08/an_email_from_jordans_steakhou.html

Brendela said...

Story from the Columbia Flier today:

http://www.explorehoward.com/news/64596/ellicott-city-steakhouse-shut-down/

Nishi said...

I heard from someone that works there that Jordan's is having money problems. Apparently they can't pay the employees' paychecks.

Pet Deals said...

Any update to this story?

Anonymous said...

I heard the same thing. Jordan's was having money problems & some of the employees hadn't been paid in weeks.

Anonymous said...

My daughter works there and apparently many employees have not been paid in weeks and some have not been for most of the summer. This is no way to run a business. There is no way to reach anyone to find out what is going on and how to get her money. I cannot understand how they could possibly open up a new location when the old one was such poorly run and had such significant financial difficulties.

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Anonymous said...

hopefully they go out of business, i had a terrible experience there and he could have cared less when I tried to contact him. Bad service begets bad business.