Wang’s in the Desert is being sold, will shut down in January

Wang’s in the Desert, which opened its doors in Palm Springs 16 years ago, is in the process of being sold and will likely close its doors for good next month.

The restaurant / bar is being purchased by the teams behind Sparrows Lodge and Villa Royale are among the team in the process of buying the business, according to the Desert Sun. The newspaper reports that the final day for Wang’s will likely be sometime in January.

The plan is to reopen the facility after a likely 6-month shutdown, but there is no word on what the concept of the restaurant might be going forward, but the plan is for it to be operated by Lightning Bar Collective, which currently operates eight bars in Portland, Oregon.