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Momofuku Planning to Open in Sydney Casino?

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For ages, the favorite rumor in the food gossip world was Momofuku's inevitable expansion to Los Angeles. But the years passed on, and nothing. Perhaps Chang is now looking even further west.

Last month rumors started circulating that a new Momofuku would open at Star City, a Sydney, Australia casino that is putting a lot of money into revamping of late.

Chang spent quite a bit of time in Asia and Australia this year, and Momo Ko's Peter Serpico made the 26 hour flight out to the area this fall. Meanwhile, we hear the owners of Marquee are also being courted to open either a Marquee or an Avenue nightclub in the complex.

According to a recent tweet by one of Australia's leading food writers (retweeted by Bon Appetit's Andrew Knowlton) the rumors are not only true, but we can expect an announcement within the next week. The redevelopment of the casino began last year and is expected to be completed by 2012, so if Momo does open an outpost, there may be a long wait.
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