Yummy Sushi Replacing JC Hibachi at 198A Orchard Street

Posted on: October 14th, 2010 at 6:28 am by

JC Hibachi never really made it off the pock-marked pavement, as it were.  It opened to some limited fanfare last March, and was no doubt banking on the wine and beer license.  Community Board 3 denied their request, however, and the restaurant quietly closed a few months later.  Now 198A Orchard Street is preparing for the next cycle in its troubled life.

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Aside from a random armchair which resided outside the storefront in July, there hasn’t been much happening onsite.  Security gates, for the most part, remained shuttered.  The same is true of the website – it remains frozen in time, still offering a grand opening discount.

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Fast forward to this past weekend when life began anew.  Ladders were out, and the storefront signage painted white.  Workers were also seen milling to and fro inside the restaurant.  Then last night, the new identity was officially revealed.  A sushi joint called Yummy Sushi.  But rather than remove the old JC Hibachi nameplate, the new kids on the block just plopped their sign right on top. No word yet on opening date.

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