Jing Fong’s Centre Street Restaurant Confirmed

Posted on: May 27th, 2021 at 5:00 am by

Photo: Karlin Chan

Shuttered for just two weeks, location of the Jing Fong revival is now confirmed.

We reported last week that Jing Fong would reopen nearby at 202 Centre Street. What was then rumor is now truth. Indeed, the agenda for Community Board 2 notes that ownership seeks a removal and relocation of its liquor license to the new address.

The new spot – which is a fraction of its former self with occupancy of 125 – is slated to debut in July.

Jing Fong opened in 1978 but moved to its now-former headquarters at 20 Elizabeth Street in 1992. It fast became a neighborhood favorite with its cavernous space and dim sum offerings. But the dining room also served as a community gathering space for locals to meet old friends or hold meetings.

Unfortunately, Jing Fong became a victim of COVID-19 well before the first reported case in New York City in 2020. The dismal lunar new year season saw many cancellations of traditional “spring dinner” gatherings, which prove crucial to buoying the Chinatown restaurant scene.

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