‘Kings County Imperial’ Sets Date for Delancey Street Debut
Not since Kapowski’s (formerly Moscow 57) vacated 168 Delancey Street more than two years ago has anyone expressed interest in opening a new venture. It’s hit or miss here at the approach to the Williamsburg Bridge, with a succession of failed businesses in the wake of Apolo’s departure in 2013. Now, the space is amidst conversion to a “modern Chinese” restaurant-bar concept.
Tracy Jane Young and chef Josh Grinker (also of Stone Park Cafe) are together behind this 43-seat Chinese American establishment. They’ve also partnered with George Wong for this sequel to their three-year-old venture Kings County Imperial. The requisite PR babble describes the new restaurant as a “convivial destination” that offers a similar menu to the original and also “an inventive cocktail program.”
Expect an assortment of dishes that reflect regional Chinese cuisine, but with a modern twist.
Young and Grinker will open the new Kings County Imperial next week (June 25).
Apparently this iteration of the business is “primed to be a highly-sought-after late night destination.” Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, though. The space has seen three different concepts in the last five years.