We thought there was something fishy about this.
A sceney New York City sushi restaurant announced to its loyal clients over the weekend that it would be throwing its doors open to diners, and then triumphantly reopened — by mistake.
The management of upscale chain Sushi by Bou in NoMad’s Hotel 3232 sent out a text to clients saying, “Hey Bous! Gov. Cuomo has approved orange zones for indoor dining, so we’re back in business [at our NoMad location]!”
While the Governor has said that the state will indeed be opening up some businesses in orange zones soon, the nearest orange zone to Sushi By Bou is on Staten Island.
And just on Monday Gov. Cuomo said, “The indoor dining in New York City is a New York City-specific condition and we’re not, at this point, contemplating any changes.”
But a rep for Sushi By Bou told us, “We misread the court ruling that allowed all restaurants in New York State to reopen. Unfortunately, we were unaware that New York City was not included in the court ruling so we wound up closing after one night.”
They added, “I guess new York City is not in New York. In any event, we remain closed and wait for approvals to open 3-6 seats of our huge 12 seat sushi bar.”