As I talked about back in August, restaurateur George Chen (Shanghai 1930) is at work on a huge new Chinatown project with multiple floors, and facets. The main component is China Live, a retail market, noodle bar, and 155-seat restaurant with “five specialized exhibition kitchens.” If that weren’t enough, the second floor of the 30,000-square-foot space will house a fine-dining restaurant called Eight Tables, which will in fact only have eight tables and will serve a 12-course seasonal Chinese prix fixe for around $200. And the top floor will house a cocktail lounge called Madame’s Parlour. – sfist (12/31/14)