With Jin Out, the Lucky Bee Begins Renovations
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It’s done. Jin Sushi ended its fortuitous ten-year residency on Broome Street last week. When news first broke this past spring, we understood that ownership “opted” not to renew and that “the time had come” to conclude operations. Not so, apparently. The sushi stalwart, on the block for a decade, was reportedly felled by an exorbitant rent hike. Large enough to sideline the business. The dining room was subsequently cleared, and branded canopy retracted. (The building is co-owned by Lower East Side BID Chairman of the Board Michael Forrest and Samy Mahfar.)
Keys are now in the hands of nightlife successors, the Lucky Bee. No time was wasted in putting up the brown butcher paper, and printouts announcing the forthcoming endeavor (they’re hiring). As previously mentioned, the bar-restaurant will buzz 252 Broome Street with Southeast Asian cuisine in a farm-to-table environment helmed by former Fat Radish chef Matty Bennett. Cash raised from cocktails will go toward bee farms that will supply the spot with honey.
Community Board 3 approved the OP liquor license last month with support of the Orchard Street Block Association.