Thursday, September 26, 2019
Hanoi House expansion in-progress on St. Mark's Place
The Hanoi House empire is growing on St. Mark's Place here between Avenue A and First Avenue.
Work is underway now in the empty storefront — the former Five Tacos — at 119 St. Mark's Place, which is in-between the original Hanoi House and the Hanoi Soup Shop.
The space will serve as a bar-waiting area for people dining at the popular Vietnamese restaurant. As reported back in March, owners Sara Leveen and Ben Lowell appeared before Community Board 3 to license this address, which will feature an eight-seat bar and several tables for eating.
The CB3 notice stated the alteration here will also include a new entrance and host desk. According to their plan via the online questionnaire at CB3's website, the building's landlord will open the walls between the two spaces so that patrons can enter the restaurant from the waiting area. The landlord will then "create a new residential corridor on the west side of the expanded space."
Hanoi House opened in January 2017 to positive notices. The Hanoi Soup Shop — a soup-centric daytime cafe — opened in April at 115 St. Mark's Place.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Hanoi House expanding on St. Mark's Place