Monday, January 4, 2021

Citing 'restrictions, bans and curfews for the restaurant industry,' the Dumpling Shop closes

The Dumpling Shop has wrapped up its two-plus-year run at 124 Second Ave. between Seventh Street and St. Mark's Place. 

The quick-serve restaurant announced its closure on New Year's Eve via an Instagram post, citing the constraints of a small business trying to stay afloat during the pandemic. 
"As weeks turn to months and months turn to almost a year, the challenges of operating a small family-owned business became ever more difficult, especially with new restrictions, bans and curfews for the restaurant industry."  

EVG reader 2ndAvenueSilverPanther was a regular.

"This place felt like family. Jace, the owner, was a gem. Before opening, he installed an expensive, efficient and quiet exhaust system that spared building residents the heat and odor — pleasant as it was — of the cooking. The food was exceptional, and I will really miss this place."

The east side of this block is pretty quiet for businesses these days. The only other food operation, Nolita Pizza, left back in June.  They also had to contend with a storefront-obscuring sidewalk bridge here for too long and the encampment a few doors away outside the currently closed Orpheum Theatre. 


Anonymous said...

Well, shit. Happy 2021 everyone.

102415 said...

Sad. I went there today for some dumplings and was shocked to find them gone.

Anonymous said...

this pandemic will never be allowed to be 'over', the banks will soon control every food delivery system through their enforcement of cashless as a condition of a loan.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Cuomo and Deblasio!

lara said...

So sad. This was my favorite dumpling place in the whole EV. Best of luck to the owners.

Eden Bee said...

I am so sad about this...I also went by last night to get food and saw the note about the closure. Just discovered how good the place was a few months ago.