‘SushuMai’ Asian Fusion Spot Takes Over from Long-Vacant Li-Li’s on Stanton Street
The half-baked Li-Li’s bar-restaurant went belly up exactly one year ago. Now, a replacement is finally detected at 112 Stanton Street. Gone is the “French fusion” concept of the failed predecessor, swapped instead with an “asian fusion” menu.
This latest entrant into the Hell Square shitshow is called SushuMai. There is no other information on the establishment at this time.
There is quite a history with this storefront. Conceived as Stanton Square by landlord-dentist Dr. Chun Yuk Lee, the nightlife concept was later defanged by local opposition who fought to knock down full liquor privileges. Its eventual launch in December 2015 – under Li-Li’s moniker – arrived with a tinge of controversy, largely due to the simultaneous build-out of a “bakery” in the adjacent storefront. In the end, the former failed and the latter never got off the ground.
Meanwhile, the Vaute NYC vegan fashion brand holds down the other half of the retail real estate.