Tokyo Lobby Closing in San Gabriel

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Closing Sunday in San Gabriel Photo: Tokyo Lobby

After turning their destructive forces on Venice, are rising rents next going to threaten the sanctity of The San Gabriel Valley and its incredible cheap eats scene? Tokyo Lobby, a time-tested hub for local families craving ginormous servings of sushi from fake boats, is closing its San Gabriel store this Sunday, with a staff member telling Alhambra Source it will reach "total shut down" with no intent to resurface. A lack of customers is cited in the face of 168 Market opening next door and hogging all the parking, with a rumored rent increase to an annual $60,000 giving the restaurant additional reason to scatter. [AS]