Umami in Tempe to Close This Week
According to a post on the Umami Facebook page, the Tempe ramen restaurant will close its doors on Thursday.
"It’s with a heavy heart, that we have to announce that Umami will no longer be open at our current location off of Mill," the post reads. " We are an independent veteran & women owned restaurant and Mill has just become too expensive for us."
The owners of the restaurant — Jared Lupin and Rebecca Noordago — go on to say they'll be looking for a new location to re-open at within the next few months. They also plan to open a PayPal account through the Umami Facebook so customers can donate money if they want.
Located at 21 East Sixth Street, just east of Mill Avenue, Umami opened its doors in fall 2013 after the owners won a contest for six months of free rent and marketing. In spring 2014 the restaurant was temporarily shut down when a small fire that started in the restaurant's ice machine caused the evacuation of the entire building overnight. Due to smoke and water damage, it took the restaurant about two months to reopen, but the owners were able to raise some money for the cause by pre-selling bowls of ramen to customers while they were closed.
The posts says the restaurant will stay open until either product runs out or 9 p.m. on Thursday, December 10.
For more information check the Umami Facebook.
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