Chinatown Cheap-Eats ’69 Bayard Restaurant’ is Closing for Good on Sunday
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Chinatown cheap eats just lost one of its favored stalwarts.
For some three decades, the Chinese restaurant at 69 Bayard Street served the community, yet really found footing with the late-night, post-drinking population. In fact, it’s one of the few authentic grub spots in Chinatown that caters into the wee hours of the morning.
The word all over social media the past couple days is that the no-frills 69 Bayard Restaurant, as it’s called, is closing down for good this Sunday. Last day of food is Saturday. Cause of closure, we’re told, is allegedly a rent hike.
The restaurant is a no-frills joint for a homey Chinese meal. Its decor is dominated by dollars; bills, that is. Nearly every nook and cranny is plastered with green (and likewise tagged). However, apparently not even this money can sustain the business into the future.