Workers have been gutting the former Shima space on Second Avenue and East 12th Street.
Now EVG reader Michael brings us word about the new tenant: DumplingGo.
We don't know too much about the restaurant, other than this blurb on their website:
DumplingGo is a fast casual dynamic restaurant experience which prepares and serves premier made dumplings to our guests. DumplingGo's focus is to create a memorable experience for our "DumplingGo'ers" by providing a variety of dumplings to choose from that were prepared with only the finest ingredients. Our focus on simplicity results in top quality with each dumpling enjoyed by our guests.
DumplingGo is part of the NYVA Restaurant Group — "an owner, operator, and proud franchisee for multiple brands."
There now won't be any shortage of dumplings on this block. The well-regarded Mimi Cheng's Dumplings opened up across the Avenue in July. And there's Plump Dumpling down on Second Avenue and East 11th Street. (Right? Slightly confused about what's going on there now with like three different restaurants in one.)
DumplingGo was also on last week's CB3 SLA docket for a new beer-wine license. (Not sure how that one went. They likely got the approval given that it was a sale of assets.)
Shima abruptly closed in January. The asking rent for the prime corner location had been $25,400 per month.