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Chinatown's Beloved Dim Sum Staple Empress Pavilion Will Reopen

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Dim sum fans, don't fret. Empress Pavilion is coming back.

The 23-year-old Chinatown restaurant closed in June, much to the city's chagrin.

There's currently a banner hanging from the facade of Bamboo Plaza on Hill Street reads: "Empress Pavilion Coming Soon."

Says the Times:

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Andy Lau, owner of Ocean Seafood, another dim sum restaurant farther south on Hill Street, will take over the second-floor Empress Pavilion space (and continue operating Ocean Seafood as well). Lau didn't immediately return a call for comment, but a manager at Ocean Seafood said that the new Empress Pavilion should be open in a couple of months.

Bring on the bao.