‘Kings County Imperial’ Eyes Delancey Street for New Chinese-American Restaurant
The principals behind Kings County Imperial in Brooklyn have their sights set on a long-dormant Lower East Side storefront.
Not since Kapowski’s (formerly Moscow 57) vacated 168 Delancey Street two years ago has anyone expressed interest in opening a new venture here. Indeed, the space remained shuttered and peddled in real estate listings during the interim.
No longer. It appears that Tracy Jane Young and chef Josh Grinker (also of Stone Park Cafe) together seek a new “modern Chinese” venture at 168 Delancey Street. Application materials submitted to Community Board 3 reveal a 43-seat Chinese-American restaurant that sounds awfully close to the two-year-old Kings County Imperial. Even the menu provided is the same (see below).
Regardless of the identity, Young and Grinker are on the SLA subcommittee docket to obtain full liquor privileges for the new concept. Hours sought are 11am through 2am daily.