Sunday, June 28, 2009

Fire At East Broadway And Pike Street

from bowery boogie
Hong Kong Supermarket and the apartment building next to it on East Broadway burnt down tonight 5/14/09 in a huge fire. Hong Kong Supermarket, the Chinatown landmark at the corner of Pike and East Broadway, burned down last night. Apparently the fire started in the adjacent building around 9:45 p.m. and had people in the smoke-filled streets until well after midnight.Shopping at Hong Kong Supermarket was something of a delightful madness. The shelves were stocked with everything from sesame paste to grape jam-filled marshmallows. Sure, there are plenty of other Asian markets in the city, but this was a special favorite of Serious Eaters.

I had passed this seen a few weeks ago and thought the building was demolished for new construction.

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