A karaoke bar for Chinatown

Yakitori Boy is getting competition in the karaoke space in Chinatown.

The former House of Chen (932 Race St.) is being reconfigured as a still-unnamed Cantonese restaurant on the ground floor with two floors of karaoke above: six private rooms on the second floor and two larger rooms on the third.

The crew from Banana Leaf on Arch Street is behind it.

The Chens, who retired, still own the building.

I'm hearing October for the opening, but based on my walk-through, I'd say they're optimists.