Congee Village Reopening This Weekend

Posted on: March 1st, 2012 at 6:18 am by

As previously reported, Lower East Side mainstay Congee Village was sidelined last weekend due to an early-morning fire in its rear kitchen, which empties onto Orchard Street. The flames quickly spread through the building ductwork at number 101, blanketing the immediate vicinity in a thick plume of smoke. What seemed like the entire downtown firefighter force responded to the scene.

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Since the blaze, however, it’s been all hands on deck with workers toiling around the clock to bring the cooking area back to life. Sawing and power drilling can usually be heard during daytime hours; we’ve also seen concrete pouring and plenty of frantic coming and going. A quick call to the 207 Bowery location reveals that the original outpost is set to reopen as early as tomorrow; if not, definitely sometime this weekend.

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Congee Village is located at 100 Allen Street.

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