A new (familiar) owner for Takahachi on Avenue A
Takahachi, the 29-year-old sushi restaurant at 85 Avenue A, will have a new owner.
Jack Hlaing — aka Jack the Chef — will appear before CB3’s SLA committee tonight for a new wine-beer license for the restaurant between Fifth Street and Sixth Street.
Hlaing, who has worked here for 19 years, says in a letter to CB3 that owner Hiroyuki Takahashi is giving him the opportunity to buy the place.
“I have no intention to change [the] method of operation or [make] alterations related to new business,” he writes. “It will be resumed as it was before.”
You can find the letter with the questionnaire on file at the CB3 website.
As The Infatuation wrote about the East Village location: “On any given night, it’s safe to assume 75 percent of the restaurant are regulars. It’s that kind of spot. Good food and a personal connection, no wonder people keep coming back. Next time you need sushi in the East Village, Takahachi is the move.”