LOWER EAST SIDE — Drag restaurant Lucky Cheng’s is moving ahead with plans for a permanent home on the Lower East Side, after closing its Midtown location and spending the last few months in temporary digs.
The restaurant, known for its cross-dressing waitstaff, colorful performances and wild cocktails, has submitted a liquor license application to serve drinks inside 154 Ludlow St. near Stanton Street, according to Community Board 3, which is set to vote on the request Nov. 18.
The shop has been vacant since former tenant the Living Room, a music venue, closed its doors in 2013. The Living Room has since moved to Williamsburg.
Lucky Cheng’s original owner, Hayne Suthon, first opened the cabaret in the East Village at 24 First Avenue in 1993 before moving to 240 W. 52nd St. in 2012, where it stood for 21 years.
Suthon died of breast cancer in June, but her daughter and ex-husband, Josephine and Robert Jason, have been overseeing the revival, Bedford + Bowery reported.
Lucky Cheng’s did not immediately respond to a request for comment.