Igibon gets a 12-month reprieve

After intense negotiation with their Valley Village shopping-center landlord, Igibon Japanese food has secured a 12-month lease extension for the restaurant.

Elated owner Batulzii “Crystal” Bataa reports the 11th-hour negotiations with her Valley Village shopping-center landlord has resulted in a 12-month lease extension for Igibon Japanese Food House, 11121 N. Rodney Parham Road.

The venerable West Little Rock Japanese restaurant had been facing a possible Dec. 27 closure. Bataa credits the strong support of her customers, whom she thanks profusely.