[Photo by @charli via Twitter]
Disappointed diners have learned that the popular Xi'an Famous Foods at 81 St. Mark's Place is closed for renovations.
@evgrieve Did you see that Xian Famous is closed for renovations? I went there yesterday and saw another shocked would-be patron. Horrible!— Adrianne Jeffries (@adrjeffries) March 20, 2014
Their official message via Facebook:
Our East Village store will be CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS starting Monday (3/17)!
We hope to be back up and running in 3-4 weeks, with a few more seats and a more open kitchen!
In the meantime, head to our nearby Chinatown spot, open regular hours.
And this is a legit "closed for renovations," not one of those stop-gap messages to help the proprietor hustle out of town.
Xi’an CEO Jason Wang has ambitious plans to expand his growing noodle empire, with possible locations in Boston and Washington, D.C.