Tashan to close
Owner Munish Narula called it "a great ride" after four years. He is redoubling his efforts behind Tiffin.
The end has come after four years for Tashan, the upmarket Indian-inspired bar-restaurant at 777 S. Broad St.
The last day was Monday, Sept. 7, Labor Day.
Owner Munish Narula called it "a great ride. We won all kinds of awards."
But ultimately, it boils down to finances. Just like his idol Danny Meyer, who has softened the soigné in favor of more casual concepts like Shake Shack, Narula said he was redoubling his efforts on Tiffin, his highly praised original Indian concept.
"It's time to focus on what makes money," Narula said.
Narula just opened his ninth Tiffin, in East Hanover, N.J., and he wants to open 11 more Tiffins in two years.
The space, at Broad and Fitzwater Streets, has a vacant next door neighbor, as well.
Chinamoto, a pan-Asian, lasted a New York minute in early 2014. Landlord Carl Dranoff also has the space vacated by Juniper Commons up the street at SouthStar Lofts.