Pok Pok Ny Will Move Into New, Larger Space

The new space has more leg room.
The new space has more leg room. Photo: Jonathan Nesteruk

Andy Ricker confirms to the New York Times that he will close the current Pok Pok Ny at 127 Columbia Street and relocate to larger digs nearby at 117 Columbia Street, a move that will allow him to increase seating capacity and expand the output of his kitchen. The new space at the corner of Columbia and Kane Streets, which also has a lovely patio, was last home to the regional Italian restaurant Chió, which closed last month, and is directly across the street from where the Portland chef will open a branch of his Whiskey Soda Lounge in the upcoming weeks. The chef says the old Pok Pok space will be converted into a special event space and home base for catering operations in the fall. [NYT, Earlier]