Middle Kingdom closes after 30 years in downtown Ann Arbor
Lizzy Alfs | AnnArbor.com
The restaurant at 332 S. Main St. closed on Tuesday, a representative of owner Wai Chong (Johnny) Tam confirmed Saturday.
"We have a lot of long-time customers," she said. "We feel bad."
A deal to sell the property is scheduled to be finalized next week, she added.
The 2,453-square-foot building was listed for $1.3 million with Mike Giraud and Randy Maas of Swisher Commercial.
Information on the buyer was not available Saturday. However, in a previous report, Giraud said interest in the property was steep after the listing.
From the earlier story:
“It’s zoned and set up for a restaurant with a full kitchen and full basement that supports walk-in refrigerators and equipment,” Giraud said. “For someone who wants to have an opportunity to own their own building and have a restaurant in downtown Ann Arbor, this is it.”
That report also noted that the nearby Prickly Pear building also was listed for sale, with a list price of $1.35 million. Broker for that property, Jim Chaconas of Colliers International, says that property - which can be expanded - remains on the market.
Middle Kingdom opened in the early 1980s. It later expanded its dining room to accommodate up to 120 guests.