June 23, 2017 Staff Report
Another Long Island City restaurant has closed.
PokeLICious, which opened at 5-37 51st Avenue in December, is no longer, with the space cleared out and a marshal’s notice slapped on the door saying the property has been repossessed by the landlord.
PokeLICious took over the space that was occupied by the Beer Closet and offered poke, a Hawaiian dish consisting of raw fish and Asian influenced seasonings.
The restaurant was owned by Sam Kim and Katie Kim (no relation) who had run Korean Style Fried Chicken out of Bricktown Bagel at 51-06 Vernon Boulevard until earlier this year.
PokeLICious did maintain a partnership with the Beer Closet since it was selling its beer at night. The Court notice on the door lists the Beer Closet as the tenant.