Hop Sing Laundromat, Chinatown’s late arrival to our waning speakeasy set, is still not open. Both Meal Ticket and Naked Philly confirm it with recent posts. You may recall that back in April Grub Street mentioned in a Neighborhood Watch news roundup that the bar wouldn’t open until summertime, which was gleaned from quotes the bar’s owner gave to Naked Philly. And that in turn summoned the mysterious man behind the project — like Cher and Madonna he goes only by one name, Lee — to chime in with a comment, stating that the information in the post was incorrect. Lo and behold, here we are, it’s July and the Laundromat is saying it won’t open until “late summer.” Here's hoping that it actually opens and doesn't turn into another one of these situations like Speck.
Peek inside Hop Sing Laundromat [Meal Ticket]
Hop Sing Laundromat Still On the Way [Naked Philly]