Tuesday, December 6, 2016
An EVG reader who lives on St. Mark's Place shared this photo... showing some new awning signage for Hà Nội House at 119 St. Mark's Place between Avenue A and First Avenue.
As noted back in the spring, a Vietnamese restaurant is in the works for the space. According to the application on file for public viewing at the CB3 website, the principals include veterans of Stephen Starr's Starr Restaurants, whose NYC establishments include Upland, El Vez and The Clocktower.
The proprietors originally sought a full liquor license, though CB3 was unwilling to approve one in this saturated area. (They eventually settled for a beer-wine license with earlier closing times, though, according to the minutes of the April CB3 meeting, the proprietors "then chose not to agree to make as conditions of its license the aforementioned stipulations and elected not to withdraw its application and return to Commuity Board 3 for additional hearing of its application.")
There was an open call yesterday for cooks. Per the ad: "Hanoi House is a new Vietnamese restaurant from two seasoned NYC restaurant professionals and a native Vietnamese chef. We are hiring part time and full time Line Cooks and Prep Cooks to start within the next few weeks."
The previous tenant here, Luca Bar, closed in April 2015.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Proprietors offer more details about proposed Vietnamese restaurant for St. Mark's Place