Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Concern for China Wok, which has not been open lately on Avenue B



China Wok, the reliable quick-serve Chinese restaurant on the corner of Third Street and Avenue B, has not been open in recent days, fueling concerns among patrons that they have closed for good.

The storefront has been on the rental market. The current listing notes an asking rent of $6,495 a month. The space can also be combined with the empty storefront next door for a few thousand more.



There is an unconfirmed neighbor report that the Marshal took legal possession of the space on behalf of landlord Steve Croman. (There is another unconfirmed claim that the rent was raised to the asking amount from $2,500.)

H/T Stacie Joy!

And an EVG Instagram post from late in the summer...

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3rd and B • #eastvillage #chinesefood

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My favorite comment from this Instagram post: "The fan on the side that drips grease into the cardboard on the sidewalk 😍😍"

7 comments:

Unknown said...

This was a great place, (ling was always very friendly!) I will miss them dearly especially the singapore chow mai fun! been eating here forever! total bummer they are closed.....

Gojira said...

Another takeout menu for my "dead restaurant menus" collection...

Anonymous said...

Such a classic looking NY corner. Croman will never change :-(.

Nick Stone said...

Sorry to hear China Wok is gone. It was my go to place when I lived down the block at 32 avenue B from '97–'01. I was about the only person who would order rice cake, which while on the menu was rarely in stock. They'd always give me a heads up when they had it.

John Penley said...

Always got a take out when I was back in the city again and took it to Tompkins Square Park to eat. I used to live half a block away on 3rd St. and got something there at least once a week for years and years. The food was always good and cheap and they gave you a lot of it. One of the best deals in the neighborhood. Another reason not to return anymore.

Anonymous said...

2500 a month? That's it? Or is that the rent increase?

Anonymous said...

and the space is gutted as of today....