Myron Mixon’s Pride & Joy May Not Open in the East Village After All

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Where there's smoke. Photo: Courtesy Lord_of_Q/Twitter

One of the biggest openings of the year may turn out to be a complete nonstarter, it turns out: Pit master Myron Mixon has reportedly left the restaurant group that was scheduled to open a massive barbecue restaurant inside the trilevel, 9,000-square-foot East Village space this year at the home of the former Lucky Cheng's. The Daily Meal reports that Mixon is suing his partners and is no longer affiliated with Pride & Joy in Miami. Meanwhile, EV Grieve notes that, while Mixon hosted a warm New York preview event in May, the corner restaurant's East Second Street façade has now fallen into disrepair, with boarded-up windows and plywood bolted over the entrance. [Daily Meal, EV Grieve, Earlier]