Mei Lei Wah Closed, for Serious

It’s been an emotional week for the Mei Lei Wah Coffee House. First Eric Asimov wrote a touching tribute to the old place, which he thought was closing. But Eater posted a hopeful picture yesterday indicating that Mei Lei Wah would reopen after renovations, cheering us (and, presumably, Asimov). But an Eater tipster reports the cruel truth this morning: “The real story is the owner is waiting to sell it. He’s currently paying rent on it. Some renovations are occurring to entice a new owner. His kids are grown up and have no interest in running the business any more.”

Mei Lai Wah False Alarm [Eater]