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Cherished Boxing-Themed Dive Bar Jimmy’s Corner Reopens in Times Square

Plus, chef Sheldon Simeon launches a mochiko chicken pop-up at Nowon — and more intel

An exterior view of Jimmy’s Corner during the COVID-19 pandemic in NYC. Jimmy’s Corner owner Jimmy Glen passed away on May 7.
Jimmy’s Corner in May 2020.
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Historic Times Square dive bar Jimmy’s Corner is reopening on October 4, after both an 18-month pandemic hiatus and the death of famed owner Jimmy Glenn from coronavirus complications in May 2020. Jimmy’s Corner published a short post on social media confirming the long-awaited reopening, and underscoring that the bar would be abiding by the city’s vaccine mandate, not only because it is a business regulation but also “out of respect for [Glenn’s] passing,” the announcement reads. Glenn was a boxing world legend who stewarded the dive spot — a favorite among both boxing fans and neighborhood regulars looking to escape the high-priced, crowded chains in Times Square — since its opening in 1971.

Superiority Burger’s Odessa takeover will likely involve booze

Crowd-favorite vegetarian restaurant Superiority Burger — known for selling the best veggie burgers and gelato scoops in the city — is one step closer to opening in Odessa’s former space in the East Village. EVGrieve reports that owner Brooks Headley has applied for a liquor license for the new, 70-seat location, which he plans to open early next year. Headley also appears to be eying space for sidewalk seating, according to the application.

Jean-Georges Vongerichten is opening a slew of restaurants in the Seaport District

Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten is moving into the Seaport District’s 53,000-square-foot Tin Building and filling the sprawling space with a fish market, six full-service restaurants, six counters and cafes, and a museum detailing the history of the market, according to the New York Times. The Vongerichten-themed playground is set to open next spring.

Nowon hosts Top Chef star Sheldon Simeon for a mochiko chicken pop-up

Top Chef star and Tin Roof Maui owner Sheldon Simeon is bringing his famed mochiko chicken to Nowon, in the East Village, for one night only on Wednesday, October 6. The pop-up runs from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., or until sold out.

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