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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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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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Mission Chinese Food Reopened its Reboot on East Broadway; Announces Christmas Collaboration with Russ & Daughters

Posted December 22, 2014 at 5:00 am

After mucho silence, this was the weekend of Mission Chinese Food… Mission Chinese Food is now open at 171 East Broadway. Chef-owner Danny Bowien announced the news Friday evening via a series of Instagram shots. And with authority, too – check out that epic photo. The caveat here, though, is that the restaurant is only […]

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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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Mission Chinese Food Finds Inspiration from Nine Inch Nails for Its Lower East Side Comeback

Posted September 23, 2014 at 6:08 am

Creative inspiration is sometimes borne from the most unlikely of sources. For Mission Chinese Food that spark ignited with Nine Inch Nails (the hand that feeds?) and Phillip Glass. In a new piece for Vice’s Munchies blog, Mission Chinese chef Angela Dimayuga divulges her creative influences, introduces a new salad dish, and provides a sneak […]

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Notes from CB3: Mission Chinese Food Approved for 171 East Broadway, Rosie Mendez Makes a Cameo

Posted September 9, 2014 at 5:05 am

September 2014 might actually go down as the shortest SLA subcommittee meeting in Community Board 3 history. There were only six items on the agenda, but the marquee applicant, as it were, was not heard until the bitter end. In short, it was a positive night for Mission Chinese Food and Taqueria. Not so much […]

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Rosette is Now Closed; Bowien’s Mission Chinese Food is Coming Soon

Last modified September 8, 2014 at 10:10 am

Nine-month-old Rosette is officially donezo, having served its last supper at East Broadway Saturday night. Its successor is Danny Bowien, who is finally reviving Mission Chinese Food, albeit way below Delancey. Mice and building violations forced the restaurant from 154 Orchard Street nearly a year ago; it also resulted in Bowien filing a $500,000 lawsuit against the […]

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Mission Chinese Returns to the Lower East Side by Taking Rosette Space on East Broadway

Posted September 6, 2014 at 9:25 am

Rosette closes after service night, much earlier than we expected. Ron Castellano’s restaurant lasted barely a year on East Broadway, a tenure likely expedited by the recent departure of head chef Nick Curtin. We reported last week that a new Chinese restaurant is planning to open here. Well, eagle-eyed Eater discovered that Danny Bowien is […]

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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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