Inside Sushi Hana

Posted on: September 3rd, 2009 at 6:08 am by

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Nearly five months ago, H.H. Hardware at 111 Rivington closed up shop.  As expected, a trendy eatery is seizing this prime real estate beside the Hotel on Rivington.  That new entrant is one Sushi Hana. Signage was installed weeks ago, but most days the gates remain drawn.  Not yesterday afternoon, though.  The entire facade was open, revealing its full interior to the street.  Certain elements are already in place, including stone-type walls, scattered lighting, and ceiling fans.  To the left of the entrance is what appears to be the bar.

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But that bar will be dry pending approval of its wine license.  Hana was denied back in late July, and is back on the SLA docket for September.

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