Back in January we told you about the change in ownership for the Forbidden City Restaurant building at 948 N Mills Ave [GMap] in Mills 50.
At the time, the restaurant owner told Bungalower that they would not be leaving.
Now it appears the Chinese restaurant will be out by November at the latest.
Scott Joseph is reporting that the new building owner wants “new blood in there.”
According to Joseph, the owner has identified a new tenant but is yet to reveal who it will be.
Forbidden City has occupied the once gas station for more than 27 years.
The owner of the building needs to work out with owner of the restaurant i hope they open back because we miss the restaruant if there is no restaurant so there we cant find a place to eat
i will miss this restaurant i want the restaurant to stay.The person who pays the restaurant needs to stop paying the rent as much as $4,000.And the server really she smells really nice. i really hope they open back(not really)
ill miss this restaurant
They were my savior with young kids. Fresh Chinese with a drive thru window. The owners are very sweet people. I will be sad to see them leave….
A LEGIT coffee shop! There’s no sit down coffee places in Colonialtown!
“Tear it down and build a starbucks”…..ROFL
That is a classic building and great location. Someone should scoop that up.
There’s one less than a mile away, 1618 on Orange Ave.
Tako Cheena should move in there and get some more seating.
Trader Joe’s Daily Table restaurant
A second Vespr craft coffee location!
What’s up with all the nasty comments ? Anytime a privately owned business closes it hurts everyone
As long as it’s not a Wawa
How about a good dessert place?
A “real” hawker stand…not the restaurant hawker food at Hawkers Asian Street Fare
An Asian massage parlor. We could use another one in that area.
So sad to see forbidden city leaving this space. Wish it was stayin!
Mid Century re-sale shop.
Knock down the building first, it’s an eyesore. That said, a Starbucks there would be ideal!
Indian or Ethiopian, please!
It’s a shame, I really liked eating there.
Coffee house with a laid-back atmosphere or a farm to table restaurant of some sort
Between forbidden city and Tony’s deli closing, in going to starve.
Or a legit Cuban place. There’s no real deal Cuban nearby and I’m counting Black Bean Deli in that sentiment. Something much closer to Los Autenticos or the cafeteria style you get in Tampa or Miami.
Indian as there are no Indian places in the Bungalow area.
Starbucks. I know I’ll get 800 comments about big business – but, hear me out. A combination of brand AND local a neighborhood makes. And there is no Starbucks option for those heading towards I4 via Colonial or Princeton!
Never really impressed with that place but itse always sad to see somebody’s dream fail
Honestly I was never really sure it was even a functioning restaurant still because there never seemed to be anyone there but whoever takes over, I hope they at least keep the interesting architecture in tact. I’ve always loved how much it stood out. So much potential.
No condo’s please lol
nice food…….poor atmosphere.
Indian or a place with good wings