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Hong Kong Harbour, an Atlanta mainstay for decades, has closed.
Mother-and-son Susie and Matt Chae Wednesday acquired the restaurant, at 2184 Cheshire Bridge Road NE, and plan to open Street Bistro in its place later this year.
Steve Josovitz of The Shumacher Group, Inc. represented the seller and assisted the buyer in the deal, the real estate brokerage in an email shared with What Now Atlanta (WNA).
Susie Chae, a first-generation immigrant, started working in Atlanta restaurants in the 1990s, her son Matt told WNA in a telephone interview Wednesday.
Today she works as the manager of the American Deli in the West End Mall and this month can be seen alongside Rapper Lil Baby in a two-page Rolling Stone spread.
Lil Baby, who refers to Susie as “Auntie,” has built great admiration for the restauranteur because of her unwavering support of his career from the onset, according to Matt Chae.
Street Bistro will be an Asian-American street-food-themed eatery and could open before the end of 2019.
Renovations to the Hong Kong Harbour space could begin as early as later this week converting the time-locked and dated interior of the Chinese restaurant into the ultra-industrial Street Bistro; think raw concrete floors and black ceilings.
The menu will focus on Southern comfort food with Asian flavors like a Korean barbecue-style hamburger and hot wings with Thai chili sweet and spicy sauce served with fried rice.
A selection of beer and wine will also be available.
Street Bistro will be made to feel like you’re on the street in Asia with a price point to match.
“Street Bistro will be a place anybody can patronize,” Chae said. “Our food will be delicious but affordable for everyone.”