One of greater New Orleans' most iconic greasy spoons Tiffin Inn is set to shutter on May 31, The Advocate reports this week. The building's owner apparently chose not to renew Tiffin Inn's lease, but to do something new with the space—opening a Massachusetts-based Homegoods brand home store that will also put an end to neighboring local business A-1 Appliance & Electronics' lease as well.
The Tiffin Inn has been a favorite in the car dealership zone of Vets in Metairie since 1977, renowned for its pancakes, coffee, and kitsch:
Its interior — pink walls, dark wood paneling, fiberglass-tiled drop ceilings, pastoral paintings, metallic syrup caddies and Muzak-playing speakers — never seemed to progress with the times.
Truly this is another huge blow to Veterans Boulevard, as spinach and artichoke dip empire Houston's has also just shuttered their beloved Vets location. Tiffin Inn's owner Saleem Sabagh plans to look for a new location, "but until he finds one, his 45 employees will be out of work."