The last year has seen an explosion in restaurant openings. Amid the growth, closings are inevitable.
Among the recent shutdowns is the mini-chain Hai Street Kitchen & Co, which billed itself as a sushi burrito specialist. It opened its first location, on 18th Street near Chestnut, in 2014 before heading to University City, King of Prussia, and New York. The manager, Dai Kawauchi of Sakura Dining Corp., did not return a message seeking comment.
Also down for the count are two Chinatown dessert shops. Teassert Bar, a rolled-ice cream shop, left after three years at 227 N. 10th St. while N2 Sweet Cafe at 11th and Cherry Streets, whose big draw was ice cream frozen with liquid nitrogen, is closed but says it is searching for a new location.
Among the other closings noted this month: