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* Update 5/5/2013: See official explanation here.

Another day, another longtime Sacramento restaurant closes. This time, it's Capital Tea Garden, a much-loved Chinese restaurant serving dim sum at 11th & T for the last 25 years, reports Jeff Macedo on Facebook.

More from Tyler Munzing, a friend who commented on that Facebook thread:

We just ordered there tonight. They're retiring. Sold it to a family of Chinese restaurants in SF who will reopen in 2-3 mo. Bittersweet.

This news was confirmed by Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada (D-Davis), via The Nooner.

After 25 years, the iconic (and rustic) dim sum house at 1110 T serves its last shrimp bonnet on Monday, 4/29. Sunday wait staff were pleasant but tight-lipped, saying only that new owners plan a remodel and are expected to re-open in about 90 days--but as what, no one was willing or able to say.

I went to college with the daughters of one of the owners (or at least their family owned the restaurant back then), but haven't heard back. I'll update if/when I know more.

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