Okay, now the phone number at The Dogwood in Hampden has been "temporarily disconnected." It must have happened recently. I just called the restaurant a few days ago, and it rang several times, never switching to a voice mail. However, the website says it is "continuing to work to reopen." It’s been closed since July 24.
I also tried to call the nonprofit Plates Cafe and Catering in the Woman’s Industrial Exchange on North Charles Street, where chef Galen Sampson, co-owner of the Dogwood, was on the board and his wife Bridget was its acting executive director this summer. Its phone recording says that it’s closed from Oct. 12-16 for maintenance and staff training. Of course, we know today is Oct. 27.
Sadly, the whole situation isn’t looking good.