Xi’an Famous Foods Locks Down Bayard Street with Second Outpost on the Block

Posted on: February 14th, 2017 at 5:11 am by

xian-famous-bayard

Back in the spring of 2011, the Flushing-based Xi’an Famous Foods planted a flag in “Old Chinatown” at 67 Bayard Street. It’s currently deemed the “Original,” despite its former presence in the 88 East Broadway Mall (RIP). Six years later, though, and the block sees another.

Xi’an Famous Foods opened a new location down the street at 47 Bayard a couple weeks ago. The new fast-casual outpost is apparently an effort to alleviate crowding at number 67. “Over the years, the store has gotten busier and it came to a point where that location is just too small to operate,” the official website notes. “We opened this new location to better serve our customers in Chinatown, whether they are locals or they are tourists looking to take in all that Chinatown has to offer.”

Founded in 2005, Xi’an Famous Foods is a dominant force boasting nine locations citywide. Its downtown outposts include 81 St. Mark’s Place and 68 Kenmare Street. Owner Jason Wang, who initially helped his father grow the Xi’an business, also expanded sister eatery Biang! The family-style offshoot moved from Flushing to a new space at 157 Second Avenue (formerly Wylie Dufresne’s Alder) in 2015.

Recent Stories

Early ’00s LES Rock History ‘Meet Me in the Bathroom’ will be Adapted into Docu-series

You may have seen this… New York’s beloved gritty indie musc scene circa 2000s is getting a second life, through a four-hour docu-series. That’s right, the resurgence is a visual retelling based on Lizzy Goodman’s 600-page oral history called Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock & Roll in NYC 2001-2011. The documentary will […]

Anti-Gun Mural Painted on Hester Street

Shots fired. Muralist Otto Schade is throwing shade at gun control with this powerful new piece on Hester Street, just east of the Bowery. It was painted last week. The liberty eagle’s wingspan runs the length of the brick wall, and is composed solely of weaponry. Machine guns and knives. And the bird is clutching […]

‘Tang’s Noodle’ Joins the Leon Hotel on Canal Street

Chinatown has another noodle shop to its name. Coming soon to the four-year-old Leon Hotel is Tang’s Noodle. If the signage is to be believed, this is the first stateside restaurant for the import. Build-out of the small ten-table establishment had been underway since summertime. And it’s not to be confused with the new hotpot […]

Construction Resumes at East Broadway Modular Development Site After Collapsed Sidewalk

The modular housing construction on East Broadway reactivated in a big way last week after its second sidelining since summertime. Pile driver and backhoe are stationed onsite. The project parcel at 201 East Broadway has been relatively silent for much of the last six months. Twice in that time, progress was stymied thanks to safety […]

City Council Passes Bill for Increased ‘Urban Renewal’ Transparency

Earlier this week, City Council unanimously voted to pass legislation that would require the City to provide public access to urban renewal plans, which have been changing the real estate landscape of New York City for decades. Intro 1533-A, sponsored by Councilwoman Margaret Chin, would require the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) to […]