Congee Village Closed Until Further Notice

Posted on: February 25th, 2012 at 1:29 pm by

While the Lower East Side was still waking up, 101 Orchard Street was ablaze.  Apparently a fire in the rear-facing kitchen of Congee Village spread through the building ductwork, and smoke enveloped the entire surrounding area. Firefighters quickly responded, and the situation was brought under control in good time.

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[Photo Credit: EKSheehan]

As a result, Congee Village is now closed until further notice. Signs in the now shuttered doorway indicate that the restaurant is “closed for maintenance” and to visit the sister location further north on the Bowery.  A Boogie tipster also tells us that much of the food in the kitchen was moved to Congee Bowery as well.

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Meanwhile, the new Tenement Museum Visitors Center, while undamaged, still reeks of smoke.

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We’ll keep you informed of progress here…

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