154 Orchard Street


‘Compass’ Proceeding with Restaurant in Doomed Mission Chinese Space on Orchard Street

Posted September 11, 2015 at 5:06 am

Compass Restaurant and Bar is proceeding into the minefield otherwise known as 154 Rivington Street. The teaser signage recently placed in the windows all but confirms to the public the imminent arrival. As previously reported, principal Beka Peradze (ODA House) plans to install a Georgian-style (as in, the country) restaurant here, occupying both the former […]

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Rent Hike Pushes David Owens Vintage Boutique to 161 Rivington Street

Posted August 18, 2015 at 5:17 am

Narnia Vintage vacated the Lower East Side last month after thirteen years. Like so much else these days, the boutique picked up and relocated to Brooklyn. Yet, before a period of vacancy (or uncertainty) could set in, a likeminded replacement is on the way. It’s another veteran local retailer. The sandwich board sitting in the […]

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‘Compass’ Needs One Before Opening at Doomed 154 Orchard Street

Posted August 5, 2015 at 5:13 am

The post-Mission mission, as it were, has commenced at 154 Orchard Street. Although the plans have changed rather drastically since our last progress report. Tal Lavi – proprietor of Third Avenue Ale House – previously lobbied to install a Mediterranean concept (tentatively called “Shalom Tov”) in the former rat den that housed Mission Chinese Food. […]

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Notes from CB3: Karaoke Boho and Norman’s Cay Win, Mission Chinese Replacement Loses

Posted February 10, 2015 at 5:00 am

These days, Orchard Street – once a major player in the “bargain district” of yore – is simply just another drunken destination on the Lower East Side. Its character and charm is being soiled by saturation (and overdevelopment), at least north of Delancey. And last night, three applicants pitched concepts before the SLA subcommittee of Community […]

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Mediterranean Bar Hopes to Nab Doomed Mission Chinese Space on Orchard Street

Posted January 30, 2015 at 5:14 am

Looks like one hopeful restaurateur is interested in taking over the lower level of 154 Orchard Street. This address, of course, is the notorious previous home of Mission Chinese Food. The space comes with a terrible vermin problem and a backyard that is not legal (a death trap, even). Chef-owner Danny Bowien is still embroiled […]

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Former Mission Chinese Landlord on Orchard Trying to Pitch Doomed Space for $10,000

Posted November 5, 2014 at 9:27 am

“The place needs work.” Yeah, no shit. That’s the understatement of the century regarding 154 Orchard Street, the former home of Mission Chinese Food. Drama at this address eventually led to Mission Cantina and lawsuits between owner Danny Bowien and landlord Abraham Noy, thanks in large part to a dangerous space with a terrible vermin […]

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Danny Bowien Sues Mission Chinese Landlord; Rat-Infested Restaurant Space Now for Rent

Posted August 7, 2014 at 6:03 am

Mission Chinese closed for good in November 2013, with chef-owner Danny Bowien having then refocused on Mission Cantina up the block. Now, according to a report on Eater, Bowien is suing landlord of 154 Orchard Street – Abraham Noy – for “leasing him the Lower East Side space when it was not actually up to […]

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Breaking: Mission Chinese Closed Until Further Notice [UPDATED]

Last modified November 5, 2013 at 11:52 am

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 […]

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Watch Danny Bowien Jump for the Camera [VIDEO]

Posted April 5, 2013 at 6:35 am

Not long ago, we ambled past Mission Chinese on Orchard Street, and walked right into a lo-fi photo shoot featuring owner Danny Bowien.

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Is the Mission Chinese Backyard Dining Room Illegal?

Posted January 9, 2013 at 6:09 am

Mission Chinese Food is a culinary juggernut, attracting crowds from all neighborhoods to the doorstep of 154 Orchard Street. But how safe is it really back there? And is the converted room actually legal?

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