Thursday, August 30, 2018

Chi Ken, the Taiwanese Popcorn Chicken Store, no longer coming to St. Mark's Place

[Photo from May 2017]

Chi Ken, the Taiwanese Popcorn Chicken Store, had been set for 58 St. Mark's Place. The signage first arrived in February 2017.

Apparently that's no longer in the works — a for rent sign is now up on the storefront here between First Avenue and Second Avenue...

Next door, Clay Pot, serving traditional Hong Kong style open-flame cooked clay pot rice, opened in February...


  1. Talk about a glut of Sinosphere cuisine. Now some appear to be closing down before they even have a chance to open.

  2. Boy, how bad is the restaurant biz in the EV when a restaurant closes before it opens?!


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