After months on the real estate market, Shanghai Lee (157 Franklin St.) has closed, according to a voicemail message and a letter on the window.

Both messages thanked customers for all their support. 

For years, Greenpoint locals enjoyed Chinese-American classics from the affordable neighborhood standby.

A message from Shanghai Lee. Photo credit: Greenpointers.

In October, Greenpointers reported that Shanghai Lee was closing, but we soon updated our story to reflect that the space was on the market, and the family was looking for a buyer who would keep the space alive. 

It’s unclear what the future of the space holds, but we’re wishing the Shanghai Lee family all the best.


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    1. Yes, re Greenpointers and you. Good info. Give it at least two months to fix up the place. Besides being Thai they will have a bar, par for the course for Greenpoint. The family running the place a married couple who had a boy and girl were lovely people. The place was generally considered the best Chinese/American food in the area and won awards for it.

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