Food-cart favorites The Halal Guys expanded to the East Village last Sept. 19 with an outpost on the northwest corner of East 14th Street and Second Avenue...
Soon after, signage for a Halal Guys restaurant appeared at 307 E. 14th St. (immediately adjacent to the new cart).
Now that restaurant space has seemingly been dormant for months. What's up with that?
Blame the building's gas line, manager Khalid Ahmed told Serena Solomon at DNAinfo.
While building the store it became apparent the old gas lines at 307 E. 14th St. could not support both the Halal Guys' kitchen and the apartments in the building, Ahmed said.
Halal Guys has spent the last few months replacing the lines at their own expense and are now waiting on Con-Edison to connect the pipes to the main grid.
If all goes well, then the restaurant should be open in May.
Meanwhile, there is the cart right out the door.
Previously on EV Grieve:
The Halal Guys are now open on East 14th Street and 2nd Avenue
The Halal Guys are apparently opening their first restaurant in the East Village