Where have the doughnut-loving chess players and cyclists who used to hang out at Tang’s Donut go after the Silver Lake shop closed? A “For Lease” sign has gone up in the window of the Sunset Boulevard storefront, where a chess and backgammon match always seemed to be in progress at the outdoor tables and cyclists used to gather for a weekly Wolfpack Hustle ride. It’s not known why Tang’s closed but the shop apparently closed in December, according to L.A. Magazine.
Julie Peasley said she had noticed workers dismantling fixtures last month but assumed Tang’s was being remodeled. She snapped the photo above and bemoaned Tang’s departure:
It’s the end of an era for Silver Lake, especially the bike community that used the little donut shop … How sad today to ride by and see the For Lease sign.