Geisha sold!: The Shaanxi Naan Lu standby, Geisha nightclub bids ado to Shanghai this weekend! The original owners, Collective Concepts, sold it to another party, and reportedly want to direct their full energy to The Apartment, which may see a sequel in the near future.
Shanghai districts pondering night markets: The endangered night market could be making a comeback in Shanghai! The city’s Jiading, Fengxian and Qingpu districts are strongly considering erecting a network of night hawkers to replicate the success of Jinjiang Amusement Park, a grubby, but popular knockoff of Taiwan’s legendary Shilin Night Market. This is a good sign in a city where most “street news” concerns the culling of venerable institutions like Wujiang Road as if they’re early-stage Melanoma.
Noodle Bull-dozed: Taiwanese/eclectic noodle dig, Noodle Bull, has shuttered – allegedly due to A Mansions soaring rent, but details are unclear at this point. (cue Taps)
Speak Low opening: Fuxing Lu welcomes its newest arrival: Speak Low, an upmarket Speakeasy from NY transplant Shingo Gokan of Angel Share fame. The lounge takes its name from the cocktail that won Gokan first place at the Bacardi Global Legacy Cocktail Competition.
Speak Low // 579 Fuxing Zhong Lu, near Ruijin Er Lu (复兴中路579号, 近瑞金二路). Tel: (0)21-6416-0133. Hours: 6pm-2am Sun-Thu, 6pm-3am Fri-Sat. Closest metro stop: Shaanxi Nan Lu, lines 1/10.
[Image via thegeisha-shanghai.com]
Benjamin Cost is Shanghaiist’s Food Editor. Email tips, recommendations, and news updates on Shanghai’s dining scene to [email protected].