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Cocoron Opening Outpost at 37 Kenmare Street
In a short eighteen-month period, Lower East Side noodle newcomer Cocoron has built quite the following. It’s already deemed a neighborhood favorite by many. The tiny soba establishment at 61 Delancey Street, previously home to Don the Verb, is always packed to the gills with hungry eaters. Grabbing a seat in the intimate restaurant is a challenge in itself. Now flush with apparent success, the grub spot is soon poised to jump the Bowery divide, so to speak.
All signs point to Cocoron joining the burgeoning Kenmare Club, with plans to open a satellite at 37 Kenmare Street, that one-story corner box that houses another noob, Entrepreneur New York. The first clue revealed itself when the April SLA docket for Community Board 2 was published, indicating that “Shinon, Inc.” is presently after a wine and beer license. This is the corporate entity of Cocoron.
A quick peek at the Twitter handle confirms. At the end of March one tweet sought help from customers living within two blocks of Kenmare and Elizabeth, presumably to obtain signatures of support. Another tweet cryptically mentioned that “this summer we can announce good news.”
The team behind Shinon will appear before CB2 tomorrow evening.