Here comes Shake Shack Williamsburg
Williamsburg will finally get a location of Shake Shack, set to open this Sunday, July 1 at 160 Berry St. and North Fifth Street. The homegrown burger chain has teamed up with several Brooklyn chefs and businesses for some items exclusive to this location. Lilia chef Missy Robbins has created a double hamburger brushed with garlic herb butter and topped with parmigiano fonduta, while frozen custard concretes will have mix-ins from Du’s Donuts, Mast Brothers Chocolate, and Four & Twenty Blackbirds.
NYC is down a Chuko and a Korilla BBQ
A little over a year after opening, ramen shop Chuko’s Bushwick location at 144 Evergreen Ave. has closed, though the original in Prospect Heights remains open. Over in the East Village, Korilla BBQ on Third Avenue has also closed, as the building is set to become an office space. But a new Westside Market at 180 Third Ave. is now open.
Cups & Saucer lives again ... kind of
A new Lower East Side art installation has brought three closed businesses back to life. It’s a wood box with life-sized photographs of now-closed diner Cup & Saucer, Chung’s bodega, and the Superette grocery printed on three sides. The fourth is of iconic, still-open delicatessen Katz’s Deli. Artists James and Karla Murray said they did the project as “a plea for recognition of the unique and irreplaceable contribution made to New York by small, often family-owned businesses. These neighborhood stores help set the pulse, life, and texture of their communities.” The installation, set inside Seward Park, will be up through July 2019.
Turns out the ROC tipped minimum wage letter was not approved
The Restaurant Opportunities Center, or ROC, put out a letter earlier this week with signatures from 21 industry leaders and restaurateurs calling for the end of the tipped minimum wage. Big names like Danny Meyer, Dirt Candy owner Amanda Cohen, Diner NYC Restaurant Group (Marlow & Sons, Reynard) owner Andrew Tarlow, and Gjelina co-owner Shelley Armistead were included — but it turns out that not all signatures were approved. Meyer and restaurateur James Mallios both were not asked before their names were included. The state Labor Department held a meeting on the tip credit yesterday.