Wednesday, September 12, 2018

On 2nd Avenue, signage arrives for Uluh Tea House (and they're hiring)

[Photo by Steven]

Back in May 2017 we heard about a Chinese restaurant opening in one of the two newly created storefronts at 152-154 Second Ave. between Ninth Street and 10th Street. (They will join the Pure Green-PlantMade combo in the retail spaces.)

Signage arrived yesterday for the venture — Uluh Tea Shop, which is hiring. Sounds like it will be a pretty big operation. Positions wanted include managers, servers, Chinese Cuisine head chef, pastry chef, Cantonese Dim Sum Chef and kitchen staff.

152-154 Second Ave. is the former Sigmund Schwartz Gramercy Park Chapel that Icon Realty bought, gutted, added three extra floors and opened as luxury rentals a few years back.

Another dim sum place, Dim Sum Palace, is opening soon a few blocks away in another Icon-owned building at 59 Second Ave.

H/T Lola Sáenz!


Anonymous said...

No offense to the owners, but I do not patronize any business that is located in an Icon-owned building. That's how I vote with my wallet.

Anonymous said...

At what point does one have to say landlords are favoring Asian restaurant tenants over non-Asian ones thus discriminating against non-Asian ones with the ridiculous numbers of Asian-owned/themed businesses opening up in the East Village?

It seems like at least 80% of the restaurants opening in the East Village are Asian-owned/themed. What? Mostly Asian people open restaurants or something?

Anonymous said...

I'd say when you have factual and credible evidence instead of conjecture, then you can say such a thing. Start there.

abfus said...

All the comments about the number of asian restaurants in our neighborhood are kind of silly. We're reducing an entire continent and the billions of people who populate it to a single category.

Think how ridiculous it would be to complain about all the European restaurants in the city. "An Italian place just opened? Ugh. But we already have a French spot, a Spanish place and an Irish pub within two blocks of it!"

Giovanni said...

This looks like a great addition to the neighborhood. Hopefully it will help replace some of what was lost when Saint’s Alp Teahouse closed down on Third Avenue. And as for the people saying there are too many Asian restaurants opening in the neighborhood, think about how much money you’re saving by not having to fly to Tokyo or Hong Kong.