Rochester sushi fans noticed last week that the door was locked, the knives were put up and the lights were out at Sushi Nishiki.
However, it might not be the end of the Crouching Tiger roll or the Crazy Monkey roll.
A sign in the window says the closure is only temporary.
Word is the business at 2854 41st NW might be closed just as part of a transition to a new owner. However, no one is discussing details of the deal, because the sale is reportedly still being hashed out.
Lawrence Wong and Sammi Loo originally opened Sushi Nishiki in the Northwest Plaza, near IBM's hungry campus, in 2008.
In 2011, they also opened Impiana Kitchen and Sushi Bar at 318 S. Broadway — the former home of Sushi Itto/Katz's. Impiana Kitchen didn't find a niche on Broadway and it closed in 2013.
Mango Thai soon moved into that spot and started cooking.
Insiders say that a similar change in owners is the story behind the Sushi Nishiki closure. I'll keep an eye on this to watch what happens next, because that's the way I roll. Heh.