Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Azia might not close after all!

As we mourn the impending loss of one of our favorite eat street staples, Azia Restaurant, the ever-resourceful Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl at MnMo has discovered that there is in fact a light at the end of the tunnel.

We all heard the vague blame being placed on Azia's landlord for repairs not made and such, but Ms. Dara got right to the bottom of things. Her article fills us in on just how bad it got, describing how out of compliance rain leders led to Azia's basement being flooded on a regular basis - most recently costing owner Thom Pham upwards of $20,000 in damages. Apparently, actions are now being taken to the sell property to a new developer, with Azia agreeing to stay put if the deal goes through. According to Dara:

"...there are some back-channel efforts under way to help Fung to sell the property to a developer more interested in maintaining and developing the property, and Pham and this developer are already in agreement to keep Azia there if and when the sale goes through. If the sale doesn’t go through, there may be yet a plan C and even a plan D to make it work."

No deal has been inked yet, but we're crossing our fingers and toes!

image courtesy of Azia's Facebook page

Submitted by @letoilemagazine

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