It’s just temporary, I’m sure, but the drag restaurant Lucky Cheng’s–which moved to West 52nd Street last October–might have some more offensive things going on than potential bad lipsynchs.
I passed by the place the other night and saw a sign in the window saying the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene had closed it, along with that dreaded “Grade Pending” sign.
I looked up the boite on the Health Department’s site and found that it has racked up 41 violation points, including things involving temperature, plumbing, flies, and rodent-proofing.
What a drag.
But owner Hayne Suthon has a response for me.
Says she: “Everything was fixed that night and the manager and chef went to the Department Of Health in the AM with proof of compliance. But because I’m in New Orleans, I could not fill out the necessary paperwork to get it reopened on Friday. I have an attorney working on this.”
So don’t take off your cha cha heels just yet.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on May 6, 2013