All good things must come to an end. Katoi in Exile — the Ann Arbor-based pop-up version of forthcoming Detroit eatery Katoi — is closing for good on February 6th. Initially planned as a summer-long pop-up, for a while it seemed like Katoi might actually make its Ann Arbor location permanent. However, in an announcement on social media the partners state that the former Jerusalem Garden space is "busted and needs more love than we can give it."
Bad news! Mr Fingers fell, and we're closing Katoi in Exile February 6th. Like our cactus, this building is busted and needs more love than we can give it. Also, like this cactus, Katoi will live on. In Detroit. Ann Arbor you have been good to us. We look forward to seeing you ALL at 2520 Michigan Avenue. To 2016 & BEYOND! #mrfingerslives #katoi #annarbor #detroit
Meanwhile, the Corktown space is quickly approaching opening day. Construction is expected to wrap at the restaurant this month with an opening estimated for (hopefully) sometime between February and March.