Monday, March 9, 2020
Xi'an Famous Foods has closed on St. Mark's Place
In a bit of a surprise, Xi'an Famous Foods has closed its outpost on St. Mark's Place near First Avenue.
There always seemed to be a crowd here for the shop's hand-pulled noodles, and it was the location where owner Jason Wang spent a lot of time as Xi'an continued to grow.
A note that arrived on the front door on Friday offered an explanation... turns out the lease was up, and Wang decided to move on... though it sounds as if a return to the East Village one day may be possible ...
Wang also tried a sit-down Chinese restaurant called Biang! at 157 Second Ave. (a doomed location) that closed after 15 months back in 2017.
Meanwhile, there are still 14 other Xi'an Famous Foods in the city to enjoy.