Patate Fellow Closes, New Japanese Izakaya Bar to Open

Posted on: May 19th, 2011 at 6:39 am by

The brief reign of Patate Fellow has drawn to a close.  This Korean fusion restaurant at 71 Clinton Street first opened in early December of last year, and lasted just over five months before newspaper appeared in the windows.  A surefire street-level signal of change in occupancy.  We stopped by yesterday afternoon and gained entry.

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Apparently the former owner, Koreatown veteran Suken Kim, decided to fold and sold the business.  The replacement concept will reportedly retain much of the same layout, albeit with a slightly altered decor.  New concept, new lights, new color scheme; no more olive-green motif.  Moreover, this latest Clinton culinary iteration will instead become an Izakaya bar – a Japanese American tapas joint.  We weren’t provided with an official business name, but an opening date is nevertheless scheduled for next Thursday.

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