Monday, May 15, 2017

Chinese restaurant in the works for former funeral parlor on 2nd Avenue

[Photo by Steven]

A Chinese restaurant is coming to 152 Second Ave. between Ninth Street and 10th Street. (Ads for the businesses next door are currently in the window.)

The applicant, going by Chibaola Inc., is on tonight's CB3-SLA committee docket for a beer-wine license. However, this item will NOT be heard this evening.

According to the questionnaire (PDF) on file at the CB3 website, the restaurant will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. The configuration shows 15 tables with a 45-person capacity.

The applicant, listed as Richard Lam, has also operated a restaurant on Main Street in Flushing.

The building at 152-154 Second Ave. is the former Sigmund Schwartz Gramercy Park Chapel, which Icon Realty bought, gutted, added three extra floors and opened as luxury rentals.

The other retail space at this address is occupied by the Greecologies-Pure Green combo. The spaces had been on the market since the new building was unveiled in early 2014.

Previously on EV Grieve:
152 2nd Ave. storefront to yield a combo Greek yogurt and smoothie shop


Anonymous said...

Icon-owned property; I will not be patronizing ANY business that operates in that space.

Anonymous said...

Thank you 9:48! I will not spend any money either. Rent from Icon? WHY? Overpriced properties that are not maintained. Terrible people; send the message and boycott.

Anonymous said...

I actually pray that the souls of my dear friends and family who had funerals there will haunt the hell out of that kitchen. Maybe have a nosh too......

Anonymous said...

Enough with the Asian restaurants. Can't the East Village get some new non-Asian food joints? Boring.

Anonymous said...

11:10. We could use a Blimpie's.