Legendary Dim Sum Emporium Jing Fong Will Close Chinatown Banquet Hall On March 7th


Jing Fong, the dim sum vacation spot, will shut its Chinatown banquet corridor and indoor eating in March. Nevertheless, they may proceed to function supply and takeout service, plus outside eating, at 20 Elizabeth Avenue, as they search for a brand new Chinatown location.

The restaurant, based in 1972, introduced that its ultimate day of indoor restaurant service could be March seventh in an Instagram put up. “We’re heartbroken to announce that our Chinatown location at 20 Elizabeth Avenue, might be completely closing its indoor eating operation on March 7, 2021 at 8:00pm. We are going to proceed to function from the 2nd flooring kitchen for our exterior patio, take-out, and supply till additional discover,” they wrote.

They added, “Please, be part of us safely for one final meal inside as we glance again on all of the recollections we had right here collectively. If you don’t really feel snug eating with us but, no worries in any respect. We are going to proceed to put up recollections shared with us on our tales. This isn’t the top for us, right here at Chinatown, as we’re actively on the lookout for a brand new location to maneuver into as quickly as attainable. We are going to hold you all up to date as we work out the subsequent chapter for us.”

Jing Fong’s Higher West Aspect outpost—a fraction of the Chinatown restaurant’s 20,000 sq. foot—will stay open.

The Elizabeth Avenue restaurant had quickly closed final March, proper earlier than New York State shut down. Advertising and marketing director Claudia Leo informed the Put up 11 months in the past, “We are going to re-open when every thing passes. Actually we don’t know when. Perhaps when there’s a vaccine and a treatment however there isn’t a gentle on the finish of this tunnel proper now.”

Now, indoor eating has solely returned at 25% capability simply final week, with solely a rise to 35% on February twenty sixth—which remains to be not sufficient for a lot of companies, particularly these in Asian-American communities which have confronted bias throughout the pandemic, to cowl their bills.

Jing Fong’s 20 Elizabeth Avenue location is open from 10 a.m. till 7:45 p.m., Monday by way of Sunday, by way of March seventh.