Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Closings: Hikaru in Manayunk, Marlene Mangia Bene in Woodbury

The Japanese mainstay suffered from soft business.

Closings: Hikaru in Manayunk, Marlene Mangia Bene in Woodbury

Hikaru in Manayunk is closed; Marlene Mangia Bene sets an Aug. 9 shutdown.
Hikaru in Manayunk is closed; Marlene Mangia Bene sets an Aug. 9 shutdown. Inquirer file photo (right)

Hikaru's Manayunk location closed this week after 21 years.

Takashi "Stash" Yoshida, who also owns the building that housed the Japanese restaurant at 4348 Main St., said business was off.

He is seeking a new tenant; the space on two levels has a liquor license.

Yoshida said the Hikaru location on Second Street in Queen Village, which he opened in 1983, is still going strong.


> Last night will be Aug. 9 at Marlene Mangia Bene, a sweet little Italian BYOB in downtown Woodbury.  "Unfortunately, we no longer can sustain the costs needed to run it properly," said an email from management to customers of the three-year-old restaurant.

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