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

Posted on: January 28th, 2016 at 5:00 am by
This image has been archived or removed.

​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.

This image has been archived or removed.

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.

Recent Stories

Lower East Side Children’s Halloween Parade Marches this Weekend

Time to test run those kiddie costumes! The Henry Street Settlement’s second annual children’s Halloween costume parade and party is happening this weekend, and promises plenty of spooktacular fun for all ages. The parade route starts at Abrons Arts Center (466 Grand Street) and follows the beats of the NYPD marching band through the streets […]

Here’s Why DOT Shouldn’t Move Forward with Hated Chinatown ‘Gateway’ Art Design [OP-ED]

A glimmer of hope came over me last month when I was informed that Department of Transportation would delay its presentation to Community Board 3 regarding the controversial Chinatown “Gateway” marker. I was cautiously optimistic that Linda Lee’s “Dragon’s Roar” design would be scrapped due to unanimous local outrage and opposition, and that the selection […]

Lebanese Eatery ‘Manousheh’ Signs Lease for Seward Park Location

The year-long dormancy of the former Grand Street 7-Eleven is drawing to a close. In its place, a familiar Lebanese restaurant. Word on the street is that Greenwich Village import, Manousheh, just signed a lease for the vacated space. We’re told that asking rent had been about $18,000, but final price is unknown. Occupancy apparently […]

Game Over for ‘Water World Amusements’ Arcade on Essex Street

Much like the movie of same, Water World Amusements unceremoniously sunk. The arcade, which opened just over a year ago at 35 Essex Street, is no more. Gaming cabinets remain locked in the dark retail space, while leasing signage dominates the store marquee. That this game room failed to hit is not a shock. Water […]

‘Greens and Grains’ Shutters, While Famous Hakki Readies Essex Chicken Spot

Greens and Grains is no more after a year in business, as Hell Square eats another of its own. Instead, the so-called Pizza Champion is opening a chicken-focused eatery. Hakki Akdeniz, who owns a plethora of pizzerias around the neighborhood, is planning to open Essex Chicken at 115 Essex Street. Just a few doors down […]