The Bun Hut is Toast on Stanton Street
The Bun Hut is now toast.
The casual fusion restaurant at 178 Stanton Street, which combined Chinese Bao with culinary elements from the Caribbean, closed down for good last week. Token tombstone signage hangs from the storefront – a leasing banner.
In the end, the Bun Hut only lasted little more than a year on the Lower East Side.
The closure further buoys the reputation that this retail space is seemingly devoid of luck. Indeed, seemingly every endeavor to open at 178 Stanton in the last fifteen years shuttered in short order. At least six different bar-restaurants attempted – COLORS tried twice here, but failed last year; Lowlife, shuttered in June 2016 after a six-month run; it was preceded by Stanton Kitchen (d. June 2015) and the Moldy Fig (d. February 2012). Now, Bun Hut joins the club.