gave it a good try, but the vegetarian/vegan Mexican-food spot that moved from Santa Fe Drive to Lakewood earlier this year finally ran out of energy -- and cash.
That was only one of the things Atomic Tamale was known for. In addition to vegan/vegetarian fare, the eatery also had a little shopping area where you could buy Las Muertas clothing and accessories, hand-made with skull-decorated twists.
And its Lakewood location also served as an outpost for Nom Pod, a vegan pastry and candy company. In the wake of Atomic Tamale's closing, Nom Pod reports that it's "temporarily without a storefront, but we ARE available for special orders."
Here's the Facebook message that Atomic Tamale posted this past weekend: Atomic Tamale is going out of business.. This is our last weekend open, sorry for the short notice..Our lease is up. We signed a 6 month lease and we're not going to renew it. Thank you to all the loyal customers that came in every week, three times a week in some cases..Thanx to all who supported us... No, we're not going to reopen anywhere else unless someone has 50 grand laying around that they want to invest.
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