Today’s Labor Day stroll included 8th street between 2nd and 3rd avenues – more commonly known as St. Marks Place – where I walked by the location of the old Dojo’s at 26 St. Marks Place.
Though still not ready to serve ‘eats,’ the new restaurant or vendor appears to be making headway with a a sufficient amount of permits and Japanese-language newspapers blocking any view of construction inside.
According to the NYC.gov site, it’s a good thing they have permits after a couple of run-ins with inspectors for the building in late 2006… not precisely sure if this was given to the current ‘Dojo replacement’ owners or not.
As it says in the window and on the NYC.gov website, Tado Yoshida is the new occupant under the Yoshida Development company at 30 Cooper Square in the East Village of New York City with Malcolm Goodspeed of Goodspeed Architects helping out with construction.
My guess is this will be either another cheap sushi place like the Yoshida’s “Typhoon Lounge” or – they’re moving the “Lounge” to the Dojo’s location. I admit I’m guessing.
I miss my Dojo’s soy burger with carrot ginger dressing. It was some of the best cheap eats in New York City. I realize I can travel a few more blocks to another Dojo’s to place an identical order, but it’s not the same.
Location is everything, right? I don’t frequent Dojo’s anymore.
/ end whine
September 3rd, 2007
Entry Filed under: East Village, New York City