Chen Wong Restaurant on Madison Street is Closing [Updated]
Longtime Chinese takeout spot on Madison Street, Chen Wong, is on its proverbial last legs.
Due to the health of its owner, the restaurant is closing down next week with one year left on the lease.
Our earlier reporting blamed a rent hike on the closure. However, building management refutes that as incorrect, stating in no uncertain terms that Chen Wong pays $4200, and that the owner’s daughter had asked to terminate his lease earlier due to medical issue of her father.
Chen Wong will close next week. Likely before Christmas.
Current landlord Madison Holdings LLC purchased the pre-war tenement in August 2017 for $9.2 million.
The intersection of Madison and Rutgers is one of the most troublesome in the area. Just two months ago, a man was stabbed with a switchblade outside the adjacent bodega. Meanwhile, the intersection remains under constant surveillance by the 7th Precinct. Largely through the eyes in the sky on the southwest corner.