Tigerella, the Italian-style restaurant in Western Market Foodhall, closed its doors Monday after less than a year of operation.
A Tigerella Instagram post announcing the closure Monday states the lack of office workers returning to the area made the restaurant’s business model “unsustainable.” The post states Tigerella will “pass the torch” to another vendor that can find more success.
“THE TIGER IS ASLEEP,” the post reads. “We are very proud of what we did and we could not have done it without our incredible team, the heart and soul of Tigerella.”
Tigerella staff did not return multiple requests for comment.
The restaurant opened alongside a Tigerella cafe in Western Market last July. The cafe side of Tigerella closed in January due to competition from neighboring coffee shops and slow business, and bagel shop Bullfrog Bagels moved in to the cafe’s space.
“Thanks to all who came to Western Market to visit us and our neighbors,” the Instagram post states. “Please continue to support small businesses!”
This article appeared in the May 4, 2023 issue of the Hatchet.