Tuscaloosa's beloved Ichiban Japanese Grill has now closed its doors and will not reopen until a new location can be found.

The restaurant is being forced to move as the property owners are planning a new development for the former shopping center located at the intersection of Hackberry Lane and 15th Street.

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Ichiban Japanese Grill posted an emotional farewell to its loyal customers in a Facebook post Thursday night.

Very emotional post:

My husband and I want to take this time to say THANK YOU for the love and support you guys have...

Posted by Ichiban Japanese Grill on Thursday, March 18, 2021

Sitar Indian Cuisine, the restaurant located next to Ichiban, is also being forced to relocate, announcing Thursday that its final day of operations will be Saturday, March 20.

Property owners Hackberry Property, LLC, a subsidiary of Capital Growth Buchalter, have yet to officially announce their development plans.

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