An EVG tipster shared these photos from this morning... showing workers cleaning out Momofuku's Ssäm Bar space on Second Avenue at 13th Street...
As Eater reported last month, David Chang's restaurant is closing for a brief renovation — "an update that will include a switch to all chairs with backs, a move away from the Momofuku empire’s design signature." And! "Ssäm Bar’s renovation is being done in conjunction with the restaurant’s 10-year anniversary." They closed after lunch service yesterday.
And as part of all this, the adjacent cocktail bar Booker & Dax closed on Saturday night. The bar owners plan on relocating to a new, standalone space.
tonight is booker and dax’s last service at 207 2nd ave. stop by for a final drink and our late-night farewell party from midnight until 2 am. cheers to everyone who’s come in over the years. stay in touch with dave arnold and the booker and dax team via bookeranddax.com. looking forward to bdx 2.0.