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Pakistan Tea House Reopening Under Baluchi's Ownership in Tribeca

 Pakistan Tea House is reportedly relaunching under new ownership.
Pakistan Tea House is reportedly relaunching under new ownership.
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TRIBECA — A small, beloved Pakistani restaurant is relaunching under new ownership.

Indian mini-chain Baluchi's is taking over Pakistan Tea House, a Baluchi's owner confirmed to local blog Tribeca Citizen.

Rumors had swirled over the past few weeks that the longtime neighborhood favorite would be closed for good after the eatery shuttered.

Rohan Aggarwal, son of Baluchi’s founder Rakesh Aggarwal, told Tribeca Citizen that Baluchi's would indeed be taking over the 176 Chambers St. space, but would keep the name Pakistan Tea House.

Baluchi's itself shuttered its large Tribeca location last summer, after 12 years on West Broadway.

"Baluchi’s has taken over the Pakistan Tea House location. Although, we will continue with the Pakistan Tea House brand—it will be 'by Baluchi’s,'"  Aggarwal told the blog. "Pakistan Tea House has been an iconic eatery in the Tribeca area for over two decades, and we didn’t want to take that away from the neighborhood."

The menu will still focus on North Indian specialties, but the regular Baluchi's menu will also be available, Aggarwal noted.

The new owners are aiming to open by the end of January, and will keep the same hours as Pakistan Tea House, staying open until 3 a.m., the blog reported.

Baluchi's has five other locations in the city.

"We are very excited to be back in our beloved neighborhood," Aggarwal told Tribeca Citizen.

He did not immediately return DNAinfo New York's request for comment.