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'The Elephant' in Mount Vernon to close after being in business for 3 years

Posted at 3:33 PM, Mar 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-22 15:35:44-04

BALTIMORE — After being open for three years in one of Baltimore's most iconic buildings, The Elephant in Mount Vernon is closing its doors.

The restaurant posted on Facebook they have run out of time to get a traditional bank loan to pay back their friends and family who fronted them the money to open. They said one of the people who loaned them the money is now taking legal action and trying to claim the property.

To respond to the lawsuit, the owners of the restaurant say they need to close their doors, leaving them brokenhearted.

But while their storefront is closed, the owners say The Elephant is still in business. They will continue to be open for private events and will continue to operate Sascha's, the boutique catering company, as well as Sascha’s & The Elephant, the café at Center Stage.

"Together, you and all of The Elephant’s friends, family and fans have touched our lives in so many meaningful, beautiful and powerful ways. It has been our honor and delight to host all of you at The Elephant," a Facebook post by the restaurant said.

WMAR-2 News did a story with the owners only a week ago after they were broken into.

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The restaurant's last day will be on Saturday, March 23.