Lucky Bee

The Lucky Bee Reopens Today After Rent-Related Hiatus

Posted June 8, 2017 at 5:12 am

Perhaps you noticed that the Lucky Bee on Broome Street hasn’t been open the last couple days, and without any notice. Now we know why. The closure was related to rent payment, or rather, the lack thereof. Apparently the team “fell a little behind” on payments and closed. The hiatus was ultimately short-lived, though. We’re […]

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Lucky Bee Spreads its Wings with New North Fork Location

Posted January 6, 2017 at 5:17 am

Just about a year into its tenure on Broome Street, the Lucky Bee is spreading its wings of expansion. To the North Fork. As previously mentioned, former Fat Radish chef Matty Bennett and partner Rupert Noffs are at the helm of the LES Southeast Asian (i.e. Thai) “street food” eatery, and are making moves to open their […]

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Three Months Later, the Lucky Bee is Finally Getting its Gas Turned on

Posted April 18, 2016 at 5:00 am

​The Lucky Bee opened eight weeks ago at 252 Broome Street, formerly occupied by Jin Sushi. Since then, the restaurant has been operating in force without the benefit of cooking gas, the hookup for which mustn’t be taken for granted in the wake of the Second Avenue Explosion. That might change this week, though. As […]

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The Lucky Bee to Begin Broome Street Service on Thursday

Posted January 19, 2016 at 5:17 am

The pollination of 252 Broome Street begins this week. Jin Sushi is in the rearview, and the Lucky Bee is buzzing. (Okay, enough of that.) The handwriting is on the new vestibule windows, announcing the opening date to the public as this Thursday, 5:30pm. With former Fat Radish chef Matty Bennett and partner Rupert Noffs now […]

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The Lucky Bee to Open on Broome Street the First Week of January

Posted December 15, 2015 at 5:19 am

The Lucky Bee is buzzing Broome Street. Opening is imminent. You’ll recall that an exhorbitant rent hike forced sushi stalwart Jin Sushi to close its restaurant at 252 Broome Street over the summer. The increase – Samy Mahfar is landlord – ended a successful ten-year run for the business. (Don’t believe the imposter a few […]

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With Jin Out, the Lucky Bee Begins Renovations

Posted August 25, 2015 at 9:25 am

It’s done. Jin Sushi ended its fortuitous ten-year residency on Broome Street last week. When news first broke this past spring, we understood that ownership “opted” not to renew and that “the time had come” to conclude operations. Not so, apparently. The sushi stalwart, on the block for a decade, was reportedly felled by an exorbitant […]

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Jin Sushi Closes Forever After Service on Saturday; Lucky Bee on Deck

Posted August 13, 2015 at 5:18 am

One of the more popular Lower East Side restaurants, Jin Sushi, officially closes for good on Saturday. Three more days. A sandwich board outside the establishment displays the countdown. Its departure was expected, yet no less upsetting to longtime fans and, of course, the owners and employees. When news first broke this past spring, we […]

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‘The Lucky Bee’ Buzzes Broome Street with Southeast Asian Fare

Last modified July 1, 2015 at 9:16 am

The low-key block of Broome Street between Orchard and Ludlow is seeing a whole lot of activity these days. Commercial stock is currently in transition, all while works on Essex Crossing Site 1 ramps up. We saw Munch Gallery depart the scene earlier this year and Kottu House take up residence. Local favorite Jin Sushi is […]

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