Grand Sichuan at 125 Canal Street Closes

Posted on: May 17th, 2012 at 6:43 am by

A reliable restaurant standby at the monumental mouth of the Manhattan Bridge is down, but possibly not out for the count.  Grand Sichuan at 125 Canal Street is closed at the moment but promises a return later this year.

This image has been archived or removed.

Yesterday morning, a number of Boogie readers contacted us regarding the fate of this “original” Grand Sichuan location.  Apparently the Chinese joint closed weeks ago, well off the radar; gates have been drawn ever since.  Explanation for the shutter is renovations presently transpiring inside 125 Canal Street. However, the outgoing message on their phone line confirms the news, and informs patrons that the date of return is the “end of October.” Seems rather suspect, especially since we’re hearing otherwise, but we’ll keep you in the know either way.

Grand Sichuan (often spelled Szechuan) opened at this point of transiency – buses, fast-food, etc. – roughly fifteen years ago, keeping the neighborhood in cheap ethnic eats.

Did you enjoy Grand Sichuan?

Recent Stories

Another Events Space Called SOMMwhere Rises on Ludlow Street

Once an events space, always an event space. That’s the story at 48 Ludlow Street where a new one just opened. What was the Koala Farm studio for a brief moment is now SOMMwhere. It opened last weekend, pitching itself as a “stylish and sustainable escape” for your next shindig. The media advisory is longer […]

Croman’s Amato Opera Building on the Bowery Welcomes ‘Kissaki’ Sushi Next Month

The onetime Amato Opera on the Bowery – renovated and upscaled years ago – will get a high-end sushi restaurant called Kissaki. Eater reported this week that former Gaijin chef-owner Mark Garcia is behind the 26-seat Omakase venture at 319 Bowery. The Omakase menu will cost $160 for twelve pieces of Nigiri and four kaiseki-style […]

This Guy and Girl Stole a Locked Bike from Inside Orchard Street Building [VIDEO]

A man and his girlfriend were caught on camera Thanksgiving night while stealing a locked bike inside an Orchard Street apartment, the victim tells us. Surveillance video from inside 78 Orchard shows a couple enter the building – perhaps buzzed in by a neighbor – then pause for a moment. In a cavalier move, the […]

‘Peasant’ to Stay on Elizabeth Street Under Chef Marc Forgione

So, it turns out that Peasant will remain on Elizabeth Street, after all. But under new ownership. One month ago, we reported that founding chef-owner Frank DeCarlo reportedly decided against renewal. An apparent change of heart unfolded in the interim… The New York Times this week disclosed that DeCarlo sold the business to Marc Forgione, […]

Longtime Orchard Street Laundromat Felled by Rent Hike

A longtime laundromat on lower Orchard Street is set to close by year end. The Orchard Cleaner and Laundromat is counting the days to December 31, after which its lease reportedly expires. A purported rent hike for the renewal is the cause behind this latest closure. However, details regarding the percentage increase are not immediately […]