‘Eye Genius’ Takes Over Former Chinatown Häagen-Dazs on Mott Street

Posted on: July 25th, 2019 at 5:02 am by

Photo: Karlin Chan

I scream, you scream, we all scream for … eye screenings. Such is the retail trajectory of Mott Street.

What was formerly a Häagen-Dazs ice cream shop is now yet another Chinatown optical store. Signage for Eye Genius arrived at 57 Mott last week.

As previously reported, this Häagen-Dazs outpost opened its doors at Mott and Bayard back in 1977. A purported rent hike forced them out last fall. Former owner Chusheng Wong, who took over the business in 2010, allegedly couldn’t sustain at the higher rate.

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