Huang’s Bowery ‘Baohaus’ Bows out, Starr Restaurant Group Swoops In

Posted on: July 2nd, 2018 at 5:00 am by

No more Baohaus for the Bowery. One year later, entrepreneur Eddie Huang’s Bowery vision is not to be. Instead, the Starr Restaurant Group is throwing its hat in the ring.

It was around this time last summer – July 2017 – that the chef and TV personality announced on Instagram the Chinatown expansion of his popular Baohaus eatery. The plan was to impart a restaurant at 48 Bowery, but team Huang withdrew the application from the Community Board 3 agenda ahead of the September hearing.

Thereafter, we’re told that Huang scrapped the idea altogether. Instead, there is now a new applicant on the July CB3 docket for this address. The Starr Restaurant Group (Fette Sau, St. Anselm) submitted its questionnaire for an as-yet-unknown restaurant concept (“TCA Restaurants LLC”) on the ground floor and cellar.

This is the second time in recent years that the Starr team has considered the Bowery in its plans. The group previously considered the ground floor of the iconic Bunker building (what was formerly Green Depot) for an “approachable” steakhouse concept called “Room 222,” but did not comply with the 222 Bowery shareholder agreement. This proposed spot at 46-48 Bowery could gain more traction, though, given the location beside the food-heavy Hotel 50 Bowery.

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