One of New York City's preeminent "secret" restaurants seems to be looking for a new hidden spot in one of the most far-flung parts of America and in a not-so-secret appeal. Bohemian, a semi-open secret in New York City's NoHo neighborhood on Great Jones Street, which is a sister restaurant to the bar in the Nishiazabu disctrict of Tokyo, located at the end of a hallway dubbed "Basquiat Road" (the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat is said to have died in a loft in this building, one which the artist Andy Warhol once owned) behind a Japanese butcher shop, noted on Tuesday in an announcement that it has a mission to create Bohemian spaces in its favorite spots across the world: next up, Kona, Hawaii.
"These are hideouts where we can meet new people, connect people, and do something exciting together," the restaurant noted. "The Big Island of Hawaii has always been a dream destination for one of our hideouts. From swimming with dolphins, fishing for blue marlin, to gazing at a sky full of stars from the top of Mauna Kea... the adventures are endless. We are in love with Big Island.""If you, or someone you know can help us find a good location in Kona or around Kona, please connect us."
In love with the Big Island. Can you blame them? Not so much. And with the onset of 2014, the restaurateurs noted they're ready to go forward with building a new "hideout" and that they're actively looking for space for their next Bohemian in none other than Kona. No news about whether a Kona location would be hidden behind a high-end fishmonger spot selling cuts of expensive marlin.
"If you, or someone you know can help us find a good location in Kona or around Kona, please connect us," requested the announcement — one that began, "Dear Namaka," said in Japanese to mean "a group of people who share the same vibe. "We are looking to open a restaurant space for our next Bohemian in the summer of 2014. Any interesting information on people or places in Kona, send it our way! We will keep you posted on developments, and look forward to seeing you at our newest hideout on Big Island."
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