Catching up on tenant turnover

There’s been a bit of turnover in some downtown spaces the last few months, particularly along East Cherry Street.

As we mentioned earlier, InTheMix opened on Friday, and last month it was Kataluma Chai. (I stopped into Kataluma a couple of Saturday nights ago. I didn’t realize chai was so sugary sweet, but it’s worth the trip and though small, it’s got some charm to it.)

Just A Little Healthier closed up shop after being there only about a year. Apparently, the owner sold his space to another eatery, Buddy Michelman, who owns the building, said in a telephone interview a few weeks ago. It’s unclear when the new tenant will take over, as they have to go through the city approval process, he said.

Also, Taste of Portugal closed a while back and as reader Realist pointed out several weeks ago, so did The Original Nile, which occupied the former Back Porch space behind Main Street, facing the River Place apartments. No word on what might be in store for those spaces.

For a peek at what other towns are facing, this nj.com story follows a discussion about empty storefronts in downtown Cranford.