Saw on another blog that Kotobukiya is closing. I was just there this weekend and didn't see any signs, but someone noticed one today. Can anyone confirm / deny if this is true?
Pretty sure it's the market, which really bums me out! They sold a bunch of great products. This was the post (from NE Food)...
Well, we have the good news about H-Mart, but today I was shocked
to see a sign at Kotobukiya saying they were closing on May 10.
How can that be? I really hope H-Mart fills the void, but I doubt
it will for all the Japanese foods one can currently get at
Just came from there- it's closing on May 10th... permanently. I am so, so, so sad!
-- just noticed you posted the same thing. I'm still sad!
Yeah, it's true. May 10th. Thanks to Leslie University, which is kicking them out to make room for the bookstore.
According to the women working there, the store will not be relocating, it's just shutting down. She said someone else was thinking of opening a Japanese market but wasn't sure when that would happen, or where.
There goes my only reason for visiting Porter Square.
Hey, anyone want to start a letter writing campaign to the University? We could send them bits of kelp, kimchi, or dried sardines bought from the market. Anyone in? I could write a form letter, and we could all do it.
Seriously, are there any other good asian markets along the Red Line? NO. At least none I know of. This is sort of a foody-tragedy.
Oh no!!!!! They're the only ones in town that make the particular style of fish cakes that they have! :(
And where will we buy tamaki gold and haiga now? (Somehow they seem to have them cheaper than anywhere-- the Lotte market on Mass Ave just tried to charge me $37 for a 15 lb bag of tamaki gold the other day! I was completely nonplussed, but gathered my wits and put it back and walked away slowly...) Kotobukiya might have been the last T-accessible source of tamaki. Super88 used to have it, but haven't seen it lately. Even non T-accessible tamaki rice is getting scarce, for that matter-- they used to have it at kam man, but didn't have it there recently, either. :( sigh