Celebrity pitmaster Myron Mixon was close to opening Pride & Joy BBQ at the former Lucky Cheng's space this summer, but, as we noted yesterday, he's reportedly not involved with the restaurant anymore. He also filed a lawsuit against his former partners.
Hayne Suthon, who owns (and lives) in the building on First Avenue and operates Lucky Cheng's, now on West 52nd Street, says that she believes the remaining partners intend to continue with the restaurant, but hasn't heard details on their new plan of action.
"The space looks amazing — so much work and energy went into creating it," she told us via Facebook. "It's like a ghost town downstairs with nothing going on in that huge formally rather lively space. I still live upstairs and miss the activity."
Although the plans are still up in the air for Pride & Joy, she floated one idea.
"Maybe I'll move back the drag queens all dressed up like Dolly Parton, have them on the grill, making peach cobbler or bathtub moonshine."
Previously on EV Grieve:
Myron Mixon's Pride & Joy BBQ now in the works for the former Lucky Cheng's space
Myron Mixon lawsuit puts opening of Pride and Joy BBQ in question at former Lucky Cheng's space