On Sunday afternoon, a five-alarm fire broke out at Lake Pavilion, Flushing’s critically acclaimed Cantonese restaurant. The fire started around 3:40 p.m. in the restaurant’s basement, burned through the first floor, and went on for five hours until firefighters were able to get it under control around 8:30 p.m. There were, thankfully, no injuries. It’s an unfortunate turn for the hugely popular, seemingly always busy restaurant, which New York critic Adam Platt named the city’s third Best Chinese Restaurant and Seafood Restaurant. According to a message posted to the restaurant’s Facebook page, it will temporarily shutter while undergoing “major renovations” before reopening in the spring.
Luckily, no one was hurt. Photo: Google