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2 Duck Goose in Gowanus Closes, to Reopen as New Restaurant [UPDATE]

Owner Kay Ch'ien is taking a trip to Asia to find inspiration for a new concept.

2 Duck Goose

Cantonese restaurant 2 Duck Goose is temporarily out of commission. The restaurant opened on Fourth Avenue on the border of Park Slope and Gowanus in the summer of 2014 with a menu that included char siu pork, soy sauce chicken, and "paper bag fish." Here's the sign that's currently in the window:

A message posted on the restaurant's website notes that it will reopen in 2016 but does not explain why it closed. Eater has reached out and will update the post when more information becomes available.

UPDATE: Owner Kay Ch'ien tells Eater that she's planning to reopen 2 Duck Goose in the spring as a new concept, though she's still not sure if she will keep the name of the restaurant or not. She's taking off to Asia in hopes of finding inspiration for the new restaurant, which will still serve Asian food with quality ingredients, Ch'ien says. Despite 2 Duck Goose's popularity, Ch'ien says she wants to run a restaurant that will attract more people in the area than 2 Duck Goose currently does. "I really loved our food, and I was really proud of our food," she says. "Ultimately, I felt like it wasn't exactly what the neighborhood wanted."

Ch'ien is still mulling over ideas for the new restaurant and planning her trip to Asia, where she will make stops in Thailand, Singapore, and her hometown of Hong Kong. Her landlord has been supportive, and the new concept will be opening in 2 Duck Goose's space, whether or not it keeps the name. Current chef Carole Wagner Greenwood — the restaurant's second chef since it opened — will not be returning, Ch'ien says. She hasn't set an exact open date yet but is aiming to debut the new restaurant in the spring. "I just wanted to give some time and space between the old restaurant and the new restaurant," she says.

2 Duck Goose

400 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215 Visit Website

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