A crowdsourcing effort to “save” Bruce Lee Wings, the mainstay in Cross Street Market for almost three decades, seeks to raise $60,000 for the business, which the page says will close at the end of the month.
“It is with a heavy heart that he officially announces that on MARCH 31st, Bruce Lee's will be leaving Cross Street Market for good,” the page reads. A Facebook page for the wing stall posted the same notice.
An employee who answered the phone at the business Friday afternoon declined to comment.
The fundraiser comes as developer Caves Valley Partners embarks on a 15-month renovation of Cross Street Market.
Arsh Mirmiran, a partner at Caves Valley, said in December that all market vendors received offers to open in the newly renovated space, though some were asked to modify their concepts. Some vendors, like Big Jim’s Deli, opted to close.
Mirmiran did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment on Friday.
Megan Lafferty, who started the page “Help Save Bruce Lee's Wings,” also could not immediately be reached for comment.
“Some of us have been visiting Bruce's all of our lives! He's family,” Lafferty wrote on the page. “I am creating this page as a way to help give back to Bruce. He needs all the love and support he can get. I'm hoping you can help.”
Lafferty has asked for the public to donate whatever they can, “stop by and show him some love,” and call the shop with any leads about a new location.