Mission Chinese Plans a Vietnamese Spinoff at the Old Pies ‘n’ Thighs on Canal Street

Posted on: December 27th, 2016 at 5:00 am by
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Some potential juicy news to sate your holiday hangover.

Community Board 3 released its monthly agenda on Friday, and the SLA subcommittee docket includes an application for Mission Vietnamese (MVNYC LLC) at 43 Canal Street. On the surface, it would appear that owner Danny Bowien is looking to secure full liquor privileges here, yet might need to hold a beat. The item was withdrawn from contention within minutes of its publication. The most telling clue, however, is the application cover page that includes a Mission Chinese email address.

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Indeed, if this goes through, the proposed Mission restaurant would arrive shortly after its Orchard Street cantina foundered, and further bolster the empire south of Delancey Street. After all, Mission Chinese is still holding it down around the corner on East Broadway.

43 Canal Street, of course, is the store that previously housed Pies ‘n’ Thighs during its ill-fated two-year tenure. Since its high profile closure five months ago, the space has collected plenty of dust (and tags). The dining area remains largely intact, though.

Our request for comment the Mission team was not immediately returned.

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