We noticed walking by China Dragon Chinese Restaurant (1616 Cortelyou Road between E 16th and E 17th Streets) this morning that after several weeks of a rolled down gate, the storefront had been completely stripped of its former fixtures.
A sign on the door instructs customers to get takeout from Bo Bo Kitchen (1601 Cortelyou). Bo Bo Kitchen confirms that they’d be merging with China Dragon, making them the second set of businesses to consolidate with competitors in a month–a few doors down, Tasty Deli Grocery (1604 Cortelyou) has emptied their space in order to merge with the newly-revamped Cortelyou Smoke Shop (1622 Cortelyou).
And these aren’t the only recent changes to the block’s makeup–in March, L&C Natura Nail (1619 Cortelyou) debuted a new look, and it seems like Cafe Madeline (1603 Cortelyou) is constantly changing things up, too. As for the former Tasty Deli Grocery and China Dragon spaces, no new construction permits have yet been filed.
Are you excited about the changes on the block, or do you miss the way it used to be?