Photo by Ethan McLeod

It was a good, if brief run for TigerStyle, the Asian carryout spot that opened this past winter in the basement alley space next to The Avenue Kitchen and Bar.

The restaurant remained shuttered at its normal opening time of 4 p.m. Thursday, and no one answered the door when a reporter knocked. Merchants nearby confirmed the restaurant closed earlier this week. Its website and delivery service pages are also now shut down.

Management did not respond to messages requesting comment. Baltimore magazine heard from its owner, Chad Gauss of The Food Market and La Food Marketa, that the closure was due to the space being sold rather than a lack of customers.

“It was a fun place and exactly what we wanted it to be,” Gauss told the magazine. “We have a few bigger projects coming our way, and it just made sense to let this one go since we had someone that was interested in the location.”

TigerStyle’s focus was made-to-order stir fries, served in a small, BYOB space with seating for 16. Other offerings included steamed buns and appetizers like crab Rangoon, spring rolls and chicken wings. Prices ranged from around $3 to $13.

“The price point for Hampden of really great quality food is higher, and we just thought that we needed something for everyday dining and simplicity,” Gauss told the Baltimore Business Journal in January before it opened.

Ethan McLeod is a freelance reporter in Baltimore. He previously worked as an editor for the Baltimore Business Journal and Baltimore Fishbowl. His work has appeared in Bloomberg CityLab, Next City and...