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UPDATE 1/18/2022: The Southern Maryland Chronicle has spoken with Eric Faughnan, COO/Owner of Kingfishers in Solomons.

Mr. Faughnan informed us that some of the reasons for closing were that his lease on the building was coming to an end and was not going to be renewed, and also the state of the restaurant industry the past few years, “made it the best time to get out”.

Mr. Faughnan is an architect by trade and works in Washington, D.C., and is going to focus more on that. He said he has loved the past 10 years there and would not trade it or change it for the world. He has thanked everyone for their patronage and loyalty to the business.

We received questions regarding gift cards. On their FB page, this was posted:

For anyone with outstanding gift cards, please email a photograph of the back side of the card (with the QR code and card number above the barcode) to solomonskingfishers@gmail.com. Please also include the full name & mailing address to send a reimbursement check.

Mr. Faughnan apologized for not making that known sooner. He said with all that was going on it was overlooked.


Solomons, MD- At around 1:30 pm, Sunday, Janaury 16, 2022 Kingfishers Seafood Bar and Grill posted on their social media that they have permanently closed their doors.

In Oct. 2021 the Baltimore Business Journal reported that “Stoney’s Kingfishers Seafood Bar & Grill and sister restaurant Stoney’s Seafood House was set to be auctioned Tuesday morning amid foreclosure proceedings, but both sales were canceled early Tuesday after the restaurants’ owner filed for bankruptcy, said Paul Cooper, a vice president for the auction house Alex Cooper Auctioneers.”

The Baltimore Business Journal article went on to state,”

Legal records show Par Limited Partnership, an entity associated with Stoney’s, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Monday. The documents, submitted to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland, indicate the partnership has between $1 million and $10 million in assets as well as $1 million to $10 million in liabilities.

Among Par Limited Partnership’s debts is $2.7 million in unsecured claims owed to LBC2 Trust, which shares a Stillwater, Minnesota address with alternative investment firm Stillwater Asset Management.”

We have reached out to Kingfisheries for comment, but have not received anything at this time. We will update you once we have more information.


David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...

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