A little over two years ago, on a podcast with HowChow, Paul and I quipped about the long term prospects of the Red Pearl in
. At that time the new Asian
restaurant was only the latest in a long list of food establishment to occupy the
space. We noted that while the other lakefront restaurants, Columbia Town
Clyde's and Sushi Sono, thrived, the occupants of this particular space kept failing. Tomato Palace
We dubbed it the curse of the Red Pearl.
It now appears that the curse has finally taken down its namesake. Today a locksmith arrived to change the locks. Looking in the windows I saw that many of the tables had been removed.
Despite its legacy, the space may not stay dark for long. Sources tell me that a deal is in the works for a new place. Perhaps the landlord should contract with Miss Rudolph first.