While the rest of the world was preoccupied with kicking out the yams and getting their cluckers in a row for Thanksgiving, Lee, the mysterious one-name-only man behind the long awaited Chinatown watering hole, Hop Sing Laundromat sent word late last week to inform us that after passing his PLCB inspection, he was free and clear to begin mixing, shaking and pouring cocktails for the public. While one might assume that receiving that go-ahead would serve as an indication that the joint was on the verge of officially opening, that’s not the case here. The best Lee offers when asked when, is “before the end of the year.”
But while remaining mum on an official opening day, Lee’s already talking about his opening night festivities. In his words, it will be a “free for all.” How can you get in on it? Follow Hop Sing Laundromat on Twitter (@hopsinglaundry). In the run-up to the opening, Lee says he’s picking 50 of his followers for entry.