Cocoron Owner Yoshihito Kira Planning Japanese Curry Restaurant Next Door on Kenmare Street
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Entrepreneur at 29 Kenmare Street shuttered this past May after the fairly typical two-year run. The Japanese boutique opened in March 2012 and featured hip threads for both men and women. It wasn’t long, though, before a restaurant came calling for the former orange box at the northwest corner of Elizabeth. In fact, the endeavor is helmed by a familiar face in this part of town. Just look one door down…
Noodle chef extraordinaire Yoshihito Kira plans to open a family style Japanese curry restaurant at 29 Kenmare. Local soba faithful might recognize his name, as he helped create the highly-successful pair of Cocoron eateries in the immediate vicinity.
The application for restaurant wine was approved by Community Board 2 in mid-August August, but the license is still pending with the State Liquor Authority. It’ll likely be approved. According to the public record, the working name of the new eatery is “Goemon Curry.” It joins two other like-minded newcomers within a one block stretch.
Meanwhile, there is progress to report onsite. The orange facade was painted black; the windows are dressed in brown paper and build-out underway.