Tiengarden Closing for Renovations, Reopening February 2013

Posted on: December 10th, 2012 at 10:23 am by

Despite a relatively tumultuous couple of years, the Chinese-inspired Tiengarden is hanging in there on Allen Street. It was early 2011 when the popular neighborhood vegan eatery began shopping itself to potential buyers. Preferably those like-minded people with “food creativity.” Those who would bestow the same love. The seventeen-year-old business even floated briefly on the real estate listings circuit. Then there was the Department of Health closure later that year. Here it still stands…yet change will arrive at the end of the month.

As of this week, a small green laminate in the window of 170 Allen thanks customers for their patronage and also reveals that Tiengarden will go under the knife starting December 22 for some unspecified renovations. Apparently the temporary closure will result in a “totally brand new and exciting Tiengarden in February 2013.”

Hoisted red flags are now on the horizon. Indeed, such announcements should always be taken with a dose of Sodium Chloride. We know too well that renovation is often code for “business on the outs.” Let February be the judge.

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