2 Restaurants in the Jing Fong Complex on the Bowery are Kaput

Posted on: January 28th, 2016 at 5:00 am by
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​With passage of the new year came some restaurant house-cleaning down on the Bowery in Chinatown. Two relative longtimers in the “Arcade” at 46 Bowery were removed from the premises.

Dim-sum cuisine has been sold continuously at 46 Bowery since 1972. It was the venerable HSF that carried the torch for decades, but ultimately faded back in 2009. Sunshine 27 became heir to the empire, as it were, and reigned for seven years. Until shortly before Christmas, in fact, when the entire dining room space was obliterated, and its branding removed from the facade.

Meanwhile, its neighbor to the north, the second outpost of Hong Kong restaurant A Wah, is equally kaput. It was a brief tenancy for the eatery, which took the reins from the highly-regarded Yummy Noodles a couple years ago. The OG location on Catherine Street is still kicking, though.

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This ground-level clearance has some in the community worried about the longevity of anchor tenant, Jing Fong Restaurant, which has been in business at this location since 197. Could this be the beginning of an eventual sale and demolition? Especially in light of what’s happening next door with the new Joie de Vivre eyesore of a hotel.

So far, there is no public record of any deeds or permits to suggest that. Yet.

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