After almost 10 years on Abbot Kinney, Jin Patisserie will close March 24 due to a “sharp increase in rent,” according to owner Kristy Choo.
The restaurant does not have a new location lined up, and for now, will focus on cooking for wholesale customers. Its production kitchen, located at 5741 Buckingham Pkwy. in Culver City, will also be open for retail customers, who are encouraged to call in or email orders at (310) 399-8801 or firstname.lastname@example.org
“I would like to thank you all for supporting us all these years. Without you, I would not have been able to fulfill my dream of doing what I love and still be able to stay in business and make a living,” Choo said in a letter.
Choo said that she currently pays about $6,000 a month and the building owner now wants $40,000 a month.
Choo grew up in Singapore, and after a stint as a flight attendant on Nippon Airways, she decided to attend the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. It was there she realized her passion for chocolates and desserts, and she competed in the 2002 Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg.