Friday, July 14, 2017

Former Chao Chao space for rent on Avenue A

The for rent sign has arrived at 171 Avenue A between 10th Street and 11th Street.

Chao Chao, the 6-month-old contemporary Vietnamese restaurant, closed without any notice to patrons in late May. Chao Chao evolved from Soothsayer, which opened in January 2016. Soothsayer, from the same operators, also closed without any notice to patrons at the end of September 2016. Brown paper covered the front windows for several months before the space re-emerged as Chao Chao last November.

171 Avenue A was also the onetime home of Rat Cage Records and 171A, the illegal club-turned-rehearsal studio that produced records by Bad Brains and the "Polly Wog Stew" EP by the Beastie Boys.

The listing for the space is not yet online.


H/T EVG reader dwg!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Their success was predicated on getting a full liquor license from day one which didn't happen. Their bar always had more people than the restaurant.