Tu, the second restaurant concept from the group that brought Charleston Xiao Bao Biscuit, announced it would close its doors on Instagram Tuesday. Future plans for the space are still in “limbo,” Tu chef/co-owner Josh Walker told the City Paper Tuesday.
Tu opened in 2017 and has served everything from Indian to Asian-inspired street snacks in the three-plus years since. The group announced the move on social media, writing that, “For now, we are closing our doors.”
Walker said that the decision on whether or not Tu will reopen in some capacity is still up in the air, but “I think Tu (as it was) is not going to happen again,” he said. Walker did not expand on future plans.
Tu stayed open for takeout and outdoor dining for the majority of the pandemic, but the restaurant, owned by Walker, his wife Duolan Walker-Li and Joey Ryan, has been serving its cuisine at sister restaurant Xiao Bao Biscuit since early March. Walker recently opened a Xiao Bao stall in Charlotte’s Optimist Hall and will expand to Nashville in 2022.
According to the post, Tu will “still host private events and parties with Xiao Bao Biscuit food offerings” and “will be using our kitchen space for some exciting new business opportunities.”