TiGeorges' Chicken Closing After Ten Years in Echo Park

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Another local favorite is sadly biting the dust. L.A. Downtown News reports that Georges LaGuerre is closing his Haitian restaurant, TiGeorges' Chicken, after serving Echo Park for ten years. Citing a economy and coming almost three years after a fire ripped through the restaurant's roof, LaGuerre is apparently heading back to Haiti to dedicate himself to the coffee-export business he started with his father in 2007. As noted, TiGeorges' was a beacon for L.A.'s Haitian community in the wake of the country's calamitous 2010 earthquake, while the rest of us will simply miss his avocado-wood, rotisseriepoulet and good cheer come the end of January, when the business plans to shutter. [LADTN via Squid Ink]