Yes, it's a rumor that seems to pop up every few months, but this time records at the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds show that the owners of the Tahiti, on Mah Way (not the highway), sold the building and its roughly 1 acre of land to a Dedham home builder, Frank Gobbi, last month for $2.9 million.
According to somebody who has spoken to the Mahs, they have a deal to keep the restaurant and lounge open for at least a couple more years.
The Tahiti is one of a dwindling number of Polynesian restaurants in the Boston area, which sell potent drinks and a combination of traditional fried Chinese-American fare and dishes that are heavy on pineapples. The Tahiti adds 50s-era music on the PA to the mix.
Bali Hai, in Lynnfield, closed earlier this year.