Pelaccio’s Chop Suey Closes, Tries the Waters on eBay

Photo: Shanna Ravindra

Chop Suey has closed, apparently because Zak Pelaccio’s menu “wasn’t a big hit,” says Crain’s (indeed, the place was cricket city whenever we visited — which is why we’d often recommend it for Friday-night dining). In what has to be the weirdest use of eBay since the old Le Cirque auctioned off its furniture, the space, which, starting this week, will house New American restaurant Two Times Square, is up for bids during New Year’s Eve. For at least $150,000, it can be yours! “We’re thinking that someone from overseas might be interested,” says GM Thomas Foti. Is someone taking the expression “sell it to the tourists” a little too literally?

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