That has since been confirmed ... and as the top photo shows, workers have been building curbside dining for the restaurant that specializes in Taiwanese beef noodles. (Find their menu here.) No word on an opening date.
For now, the for-lease signs remain up in the window... as well as the banner for the previous tenant, Le Sia. The restaurant that served a Chinese crawfish boil was not able to survive the downturn during the pandemic. Le Sia debuted in January 2018.
As previously noted, No. 11 was home to Surma Books & Music for 98 years until June 2016. Third-generation owner Markian Surmach cited a decline in business and the expense of property tax and other charges related to owning the building. Public records show that the Surmach family sold the property to Icon Realty for $5.75 million at the time.
H/T Steven and Upper West Sider!