Breaking: Mission Chinese Closed Until Further Notice [UPDATED]

Posted on: November 5th, 2013 at 8:43 am by


As hype continues to ramp up for Danny Bowien’s Mission Cantina, problems continue at the OG location down the block at Orchard. Indeed, for the second time in a month, the Department of Health inspected and shuttered the popular restaurant yesterday.

A printout on the window of 154 Orchard Street announces that Mission Chinese Food is closed until further notice due to “many issues with our building and the surrounding area.”

Dear Patrons and neighbors,

We regret to inform you that we will be closed until further notice. There are many issues with our building and the surrounding area that we have been aggressively addressing. Unfortunately, our best efforts have not been enough to date. We will remain closed until all issues have been completely rectified and thank you for your patience and support.

The “issues” referred to are likely that mouse infestation problem. Or maybe it’s also the dangerous backroom dining space and its illegal enclosure.

UPDATE: Bowien tells Eater that the closure is in fact attributed to the backroom space as well as the new condo building rising in the vacant lot behind at 145 Ludlow Street. All that digging is causing lots of pest scurrying.

Mission Cantina opens on November 20. Bet Bowien and company can’t wait for that.

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