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Tian's Teriyaki closing at Cross Street Market

Tian’s Teriyaki at Cross Street Market is closing as its owner prepares to leave the country to care for a sick relative.

Gang Li, who owns and operates the teriyaki stall, said in a news release that he plans to return to China to care for an ailing family member. He will end his lease at the market April 30.

Li added he would consider reopening in the renovated space if he returns to Baltimore.

Caves Valley Partners, a Towson-based developer, is overhauling the Federal Hill market as part of a private-public partnership with the city that nearly fell through earlier this year.

“We are very disappointed to lose Tian’s Teriyaki as a tenant, particularly under the circumstances,” Arsh Mirmiran, a partner with Caves Valley Partners, said in a statement. “Tian’s was one of the merchants that was looking to reinvent itself to create a winning concept in the revitalized [m]arket and we were looking forward to seeing them take advantage of the opportunities with which they were being presented.”

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