If you haven't already heard, Empress Pavilion locked its doors for the final time this past Sunday, evicted after operating in Chinatown for 24 years. For insiders, the shutter had hovered as a very real possibility for a while, as landlord and tenants struggled to reconcile issues related to building disrepair and overdue payments.
Empress Pavilion Shrimp har gow at Empress Pavilion
According to Daily Dish, the eviction came after the restaurant's owners, including Ricky Chan and Joe Lee, were unable to pay rent and meet the landlord's demands. The story goes on to report that, for his part, landlord Anek Bholsangngam was slow to address problems such as the broken outdoor escalator.More »