Posted: November 7, 2014
The Salt Exchange in Portland is closing, will be sold
Written by: Susan Axelrod
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The dining room at The Salt Exchange, 245 Commercial St.. Press Herald file photo
We were sorry to read the news on Facebook this afternoon that owner Charlie Byron has decided to close and sell his 5-year-old Old Port restaurant, The Salt Exchange.
“Late last week our chef and sous chef were presented with an offer that we could not match,” he writes. That chef, Torr Kelso, was briefly the sous chef under Adam White, who left the restaurant in July for a position in Portsmouth, N.H.
In her “Dispatches” column for the Portland Press Herald on Wednesday, Meredith Goad wrote that Byron was “rebooting” the restaurant and signing a new, five-year lease. The public was invited to a event on Nov. 13 to meet Kelso and sample dishes from his new menu.