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Chef, author, and TV personality Eddie Huang has closed his NYC restaurant Baohaus, the establishment that launched his career as a chef and established him as an influential media personality amplifying Asian-American representation.

Huang made the announcement on his Instagram account writing that he tried to keep the restaurant, located at 238 East 14th Street, between Third and Second Avenues, open as long he could.

“I opened this restaurant to tell my family’s story through food at a time when no one was giving Asian-Americans a chance in tv, film, books, or media generally,” Huang writes on Instagram.

Huang closed that location two years later, shortly after debuting the larger East Village establishment that closed this week.

Huang is currently at work directing the movie Boogie, which he also wrote, about a young New York City-based Chinese-American basketball player’s rise to prominence.

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