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Hakkasan Permanently Closes Its Theater District Location in New York City

Plus Wingstop and Blaze open new locations in Las Vegas

The interior of an Asian restaurant in New York City
Hakkasan in New York City
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NEW YORK CITY — Hakkasan Group permanently closed its eight-year-old Midtown location of the Cantonese restaurant Hakkasan. A representative for the Hakkasan Group tells Eater NY in an email that “we have made the difficult decision to close our location due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19.” The Theater District location closed during the pandemic-related shutdown in New York City that started in March. The restaurant then laid off all 95 of the employees. In Las Vegas, the location at the MGM Grand remains closed, but the hospitality company plans to open its Mexican restaurant Casa Calavera at Virgin Hotels in January. [ENY]

CENTENNIAL — Wingstop opened its 1,500th restaurant, located at 8675 W. Rome Blvd. in Las Vegas, last week. The new location sits practically next to a 24-hour Buffalo Wild Wings. The location offers carryout and delivery ordering online and through the Wingstop app daily from 10:30 a.m. to midnight. Far West Restaurant Group LLC and CEO Danny Sonenshine, a Wingstop partner since 2005, owns 61 locations across Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Seattle. [EaterWire]

WESTSIDE — Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza opens a new location for build-your-own pizza on Thursday, November 5, at 7290 W. Lake Mead Blvd. The restaurant offers dine-in, carry out via pickup or curbside service, and contactless delivery through its website, mobile app, and third-party delivery partners. Customers who download the Blaze Pizza app through November 18 can get a free 11-inch pizza, accessible on the Blaze Pizza app starting November 19 and redeemable through December 9. [EaterWire]

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