While Birmingham is enjoying the opening of two new unique establishments, two others have closed their doors. Polpetta, which opened at the end of January 2017 at 126 S. Old Woodward Avenue, serving a variety of meatballs, sauces, breads and salads, closed recently. It was the brainchild of Owner Sam Abdelfatah, who has long owned the successful Brooklyn Pizza in downtown Birmingham. Word is it just didn’t catch on with local diners. A quick open – and then close – took place with Ly Sushi at 768 N. Old Woodward, next to Carl Sterr By Design. The small eatery, which offered sushi, Thai, and Vietnamese pho food, had been opened in August by experienced sushi chef Lee Yang, who had owned sushi restaurants in California before coming to Michigan a year or so ago.
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