Tuesday, June 4, 2019
On 2nd Avenue, renovations turn into a seizure by the Marshal at Hot Box
[Photo from April]
Hot Box has not been open in recent months over at 77 Second Ave. between Fourth Street and Fifth Street.
A handwritten note on the door stated that they were "closed for 'renovations'"...
During that time, there wasn't much, if any, activity inside the space...
And now that renovations sign has been removed... and there's a notice stating that the Marshal has taken legal possession of the space and turned it back over to the landlord...
The restaurant opened in May 2018, offering a quick-serve interpretation on traditional Chinese hot pot with a "signature burner system" for the table.
There isn't any word of a closure – temporary or otherwise — on the Hot Box website and social media properties.
Tough restaurant times at this address in the past two years. Ciala, which briefly served Georgian cuisine before switching to French food, had an inauspicious five-month tenure here.