Tuesday, October 8, 2019

The China Star is now Baji Baji on 1st Avenue

Several readers have noted the new signage at 145 First Ave. near Ninth Street where quick-serve favorite the China Star is now Baji Baji.

China Star owner Jay Yang is also behind Baji Baji in this space, where renovations — which started in July — have stretched beyond the previous reopening timeframe.

Jay told EVG regular Lola Saénz yesterday that they are just waiting now for the inspection from the FDNY before a grand reopening.

No word just yet about what to expect from Baji Baji. Said one EVG reader: "Hopefully he won’t change anything too much and will keep turning out the best fried rice around."

You can read our interview from October 2017 with Jay and learn the backstory of the China Star at this link.


Anonymous said...

It will always be China Star to me.

Gojira said...

That sign does not bespeak a fast, cheap, delicious Chinese takeout / delivery joint...