Shih and Skinny Lee aren’t coming to Court Square just yet.
On April 9, The Court Square Blog reported that the Lees were planning on opening a Japanese restaurant on 27-26 Jackson Avenue, a building owned by Rockrose.1 However, multiple sources familiar with the situation said that negotiations between Rockrose and the Lees have broken down since then, and the Lees will not be taking the space. The sources spoke on condition of anonymity because the sources are not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.
The original plan was for the restaurant to be opened by the end of the year.2 Aside from Shi, located at 47-20 Center Blvd, the Lees also own Skinny’s Cantina, a Mexican restaurant and bar, at 47-05 Center Blvd. They also opened Pink Canary Desserts at 13-11 Jackson Avenue in June.