GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A new Grand Rapids restaurant postponed during the pandemic has hit new delays in its second attempt to open.
“We are so sorry for the delay and thank you for understanding. These days, it’s hard not to overflow with local love. We’re more thankful than ever to be in the best city around, Grand Rapids,” he posted Saturday on Facebook.
Owner Robert Yoon said patrons would be able to reserve karaoke rooms and tables at the restaurant through K-ROK’s website “very soon.”
K-ROK was hiring and getting ready to open in March 2020 when the coronavirus pandemic reached West Michigan, leading to statewide shutdowns.
Yoon had already spent years transforming the former hotel storage space into a new restaurant where visitors can grill Korean staples at their table and serenade friends inside three private karaoke rooms available for rental.
The site at 169 Louis Campau Promenade NW, off of Monroe Avenue, is more than double his family’s current restaurant, Emonae Korean BBQ on 28th Street in Cascade Township.
K-ROK, which is billed as the first of its kind in downtown Grand Rapids, is now hiring again. Those interested are encouraged to apply via K-ROK’s Facebook page.