Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Lucky Cheng's looking to move by mid-July

Last evening, Eater reported that "Steve Kamali Hospitality is currently searching for an operator to take over the massive Lucky Cheng's space."

After nearly four years of speculation, the famed drag bar on First Avenue is moving to Midtown. (Grub Street first heard the latest rumor on the move back in December.)

We asked owner Hayne Suthon for an update on all this.

"There are several interested parties, but no lease out yet," she said via email. "[We] should be making the move by mid-July. Getting the keys and finalizing the lease today for the Times Square location."

In December, Suthon told Jeremiah Moss that the building is not for sale. She is "looking for a great operator to create something truly fantastic, in keeping in the tradition of the building. God forbid someone upsets the resident ghosts."

For more on the history of the space, visit Jeremiah's Vanishing New York.

[EVG file photo]


Anonymous said...

End of an era. I had my 21rst Birthday there ( ahem) years ago... ( almost 20). It was the BEST place back in the day to celebrate. Makes me feel like its' time for me to move out of the EV since rents for a STUDIO the size of a closet are now almost $2000.

Anonymous said...

should change the name to creepy chang's. one of the creepiest spots