Bunny Chow at 74 Orchard Closed for Good?

Posted on: April 7th, 2011 at 6:09 am by

Seems it’s game over for the embattled Bunny Chow.  No more 1-ups to save the business.  The newish South African eatery has been closed to the public for some time now.  In recent days, the nightspot remained shuttered during the all-important peak times of happy hour and dinner, no doubt signaling the start of a new era at 74 Orchard Street.

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In fact, the business is presently under different ownership and will eventually reopen with a completely retooled concept.  Think along the lines of Spitzer’s Corner or Los Feliz, the establishment from which the new boss hails (and has a stake).  Andrew Boose reportedly intends to run a “casual” 4 am operation, while serving a smattering of “burger and fries, fish and chips, and spaghetti and meatballs” at all hours.  There was unanimous support for the license transfer from Bunny Chow during December’s Community Board 3 SLA meeting.

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For the moment, this new venture is without proper identity.  But all that could change pretty soon.  Meanwhile, the storefront remains relatively inactive, and phone calls ring until the answering machine picks up.

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