Cafe Japon restaurant to close on East Liberty Street in downtown Ann Arbor
Lizzy Alfs | AnnArbor.com
The 1,400-square-foot space at 113 E. Liberty St. is listed for lease with Deb Pearson of Bluestone Realty Advisors. The asking annual rent is $28-per-square-foot, according to the listing.
Pearson confirmed via email that Cafe Japon is not renewing its lease and Pearson is in the process of searching for a new tenant.
That tenant, she said, will be "another restaurant or other retail concept."
The East Liberty Street storefront — which is located near the South Fourth Avenue intersection — was placed on the leasing market last year while Honma considered closing Cafe Japon or moving to a new location.
It was taken off the market after Honma renewed her lease for one more year. At the same time, she expanded her menu to offer additional food items.
Honma was not available Tuesday to comment, and it's unclear if she plans to search for a new restaurant location.