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Haitian Mainstay TiGeorges' Chicken to Close

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It's been a rough month for mainstays. First came the threatened closure of Henry's Tacos, then Junior's deli, and now, TiGeorges' Chicken. The Haitian poultry purveyor that was instrumental in the Haiti earthquake relief fund here in Los Angeles and became a hub for Haitians here in Los Angeles during the tragedy will be closing at the end of the month.

TiGeorges' was popular for their avocado wood-burning rotisserie spit and unique take on Caribbean cuisine. But things have been rough since the major fire that blazed in the Echo Park restaurant in 2010, forcing it to close its doors from February til December.

Says the LA Downtown News:

Restaurant owner Georges Laguerre said he made the decision to close because business at the small City West restaurant has been slow recently, which prompted his decision to return to his native Haiti to concentrate on the family business of exporting coffee.
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Maybe he could open up a the Haitian version of a hipster coffee bar? Those seem to be doing well these days.