Beloved soul food restaurant Darker Than Blue will be back in the fall

The eyes of the beloved soul restaurant return almost a decade after it closed

Chef Casey Jenkins’ beloved soul restaurant Darker Than Blue will finally be back this fall. Jenkins signed a lease on a restaurant space at 413 N. Charles St. in Mount Vernon to revive the cafe, which became a gathering place for foodies and politicians during his nearly ten-year tenure on the ‘avenue Greenmount. The restaurant has had several promises of renewal since it closed in 2013. Initially, Jenkins had planned to move Darker Than Blue to a mixed-use development on 33rd and St. Paul Streets near Johns Hopkins University, but this project took too long to materialize, he said. In 2018, he announced his intention to bring Darker Than Blue to the Northwood Commons development near Morgan State University, but then decided that the property there “was a bit too expensive for us.”

Chef Casey Jenkins’ beloved soul restaurant Darker Than Blue will finally be back this fall.

Jenkins signed a restaurant lease at 413 N. Charles St. in Mount Vernon to revive the cafe, which became a gathering place for foodies and politicians during his nearly ten-year tenure on Greenmount Avenue.

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

In 2018, he announced his intention to bring Darker Than Blue to the Northwood Commons development near Morgan State University, but then decided that the property there “was a bit too expensive for us.”

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