Shawn Darragh, who along with Matsyon chef Ben Puchowitz gave us several installments last year of the ramen pop-up sensation, Cheu Noodle Bar, sent us word this morning that theyve landed a permanent, fixed location for the concept, and will have it up and running very soon. The space is the former home of Maru Global (before that Luna Sandwich & Pizza Shop) at 255 South 10th Street (between Locust and Spruce). And Darragh says they expect to open there before the end of February.
Working almost completely under wraps, the Cheu crew has already gutted the interior and is currently working on installing new equipment, walls, floors, walls, and a hood for the kitchen. When complete, the space will seat roughly 30, with most seating at a bar. Additional bar seats will overlook an open kitchen. The menu will feature vegetables, snacks and of course, noodles. Theres also going to be some menu surprises, and a liquor license is in the works.