Fort Lee BDA welcomes Korean/sushi restaurant to the business community

FORT LEE, NJ–– The Business District Alliance (BDA) of Fort Lee, joined by Mayor Mark Sokolich and Fort Lee council members, welcomed Picnic to the business community with a ribbon cutting ceremony on September 8, 2016. Picnic specializes in all you can eat sushi and korean cuisine and is located on 2045 Lemoine Ave in the Fort Lee.

Owners, Sunny and Tai H Rhee, have been in the restaurant business for over forty-five years. Tai started off her career as a restaurateur at age 30 in Korea, when she opened the renowned Dae Won Gak. The Rhee family then decided to franchise their business and opened the Palisadium Daewon Restaurant & Banquet Center in Cliffside Park, New Jersey.

After traveling back and forth between Korea and the US to manage their restaurant in Cliffside Park, they moved to Fort Lee, NJ permanently in 2001. “Fort Lee wasso attractive to us because it can draw in clientele from all over. It has become a second home for us here,” commented Tai H Rhee. The Rhee’s now own and run 3 restaurantsin the Fort Lee area; Ko Ryeo Grill, Picnic and the not yet opened Yea Jip.

“Picnic offers a great deal on sushi and a fun atmosphere for restaurant-goers. I’m sure they will be a great addition to the neighborhood,” Fort Lee BDA Executive Director, Stuart Z. Koperweis, commented.