After "two years and a ton of money," Miss Irene’s is opening for business on Dec. 1, says owner Benjamin Greene, who also runs the Waterfront Hotel in Fells Point. The restaurant at 1738 Thames St. was completely gutted and now has the look of a modern-day bistro. It will operate from 5 p.m. to close the first week. Then, it will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, with brunch on Saturdays and Sundays, starting Dec. 8. A grand-opening celebration is planned for Dec. 12. Ben has lots planned, including martini lunches on weekdays. Look for French influences on the menu.