An EVG reader shared the news that Grand Sichuan in the upper level at 19-23 St. Mark's Place is now closed ... there is a 30-day notice of termination taped to the front door here between Third Avenue and Second Avenue...
The restaurant, which received high marks for its Sichuan cuisine, was one of four related Grand Sichuan restaurants in Manhattan.
We don't know the official reason for the closure.
Former employees here had been taking part in regular boycotts outside the restaurant. Among the employee allegations: Stolen tips, no overtime and no minimum wage. Per Gothamist:
In 2012 the Chinese Staff & Workers Association filed a charge against the East Village location for firing two workers and issuing a final warning to another. The case was tried in 2013 and the company was found to have "engaged in certain unfair labor practices" and forced to backpay wages.