Momofuku founder David Chang is closing his first Fuku branch at 163 First Ave. near 10th Street at the end of the month.
Eater brought the news yesterday:
The fast-casual chicken chain will close its original location in the East Village space that Chang has historically used as a concept incubator. It’s outgrown the tiny space...
Fuku opened to long lines in June 2015...
[The line on East 10th Street around noon on June 12, 2015]
Since then Fuku has opened outposts in other NYC neighborhoods ... and in other cities.
The last day is April 30 for this Fuku.
Expect something else from Chang at No. 163.
Back to Eater:
The space, near and dear to Momofuku as the location that kicked off Chang’s empire, will continue to serve as an incubator — though what else the company has up its sleeves is TBD.