Chinatown menu? New development, not dumplings

Restaurant scene pinched as newcomers move in

New York /
Feb.February 09, 2017 10:08 AM

Dumplings and scallion pancakes, move over. Gentrification and new development are taking over Chinatown.

The neighborhood’s restaurant scene is on the front lines, with old-time eateries being replaced by new types of cuisine and bank branches.

Ali Baba Organic Market Now Occupies 1 Mott Street, while Pulqueria, a tequila and taco joint, has opened at 11 Doyers Street. Next door at 9 Doyers is Apothoke, a cocktail bar popular with suburbanites, according to the New York Post.

“There are not as many restaurants” in the neighborhood, admitted James Tang, a grandson of “Shorty” Tang, who opened Hwa Yuan at 40 East Broadway in 1968. A revamped and expanded version of the restaurant is opening soon, but it will feature a marble facade.

Beyond the restaurant scene, rental and condo development has found its way to Chinatown in recent years, and last year landlord Andy Chau filed plans for a mixed-use building at 86 Canal Street.

Several large-scale projects are also rising in Two Bridges, including Extell Development’s One Manhattan Square at 252 South Street, JDS Development Group’s 247 Cherry Street and L+M Development and CIM Group’s 260 South Street.  [NYP]E.B. Solomont


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
BLDG Management founder Lloyd Goldman (iStock)
BLDG plans 800k sq ft tower in Long Island City
BLDG plans 800k sq ft tower in Long Island City
NYC’s office sublease surge slows as tenants move to reoccupy space
NYC’s office sublease surge slows as tenants move to reoccupy space
NYC’s office sublease surge slows as tenants move to reoccupy space
The Roger New York hotel at 131 Madison Avenue, Larry Korman of AKA Hotel Residences and Joe Lubeck of Electra America (Google Maps, Getty, Electra)
Electra America JV nabs Roger hotel for $71M discount
Electra America JV nabs Roger hotel for $71M discount
Gary Barnett and Jay and Stuart Podolsky in front of 1645 First Avenue (Getty, Google Maps)
Gary Barnett site has one problem: the Podolsky brothers
Gary Barnett site has one problem: the Podolsky brothers
Oceanwide’s US business is sinking. Can it right the ship?
Oceanwide’s US business is sinking. Can it right the ship?
Oceanwide’s US business is sinking. Can it right the ship?
Renderings of The Eliza Apartments at the Redeveloped Inwood Library (New York Housing Conference)
Inwood affordable housing project moves forward after rezoning fight
Inwood affordable housing project moves forward after rezoning fight
Demir Sabanci and 41-47 West 57th Street (Sedesco, Google Maps)
Sedesco seeks rezoning for new Billionaires’ Row skyscraper
Sedesco seeks rezoning for new Billionaires’ Row skyscraper
611 St. Johns Place, Brooklyn, NY (Getty)
Workforce Housing Group solar deal will also pay for broadband
Workforce Housing Group solar deal will also pay for broadband
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...