The Stage, the beloved diner at 128 Second Ave., hasn't been open since March 28, as we've been reporting. It's a complicated situation involving Con Ed and the landlord, Icon Realty.
Now Stage owner Roman Diakun's son Andrew has started a petition … collecting signatures to help generate support for the restaurant between East Seventh Street and St.Mark's Place…
Stage Restaurant has been in business for 35 years in the East Village of Manhattan NYC. A few days after the explosion which happened on Second Avenue on Thursday March 26, 2015, a tenant living in the building where Stage Restaurant is located called Con Edison stating that he/she smelled gas in their apartment. As a precaution and safety measure, Con Edison shut off the gas supply to the entire building located at 128 Second Avenue. As a result, Stage Restaurant has been without gas for 2 weeks already, and has been closed as a result. Stage Restaurant has tried to reopen during this time, but is having trouble with the landlord in order to do so.
Let's not lose one of the last neighborhood staples which has been around for this long.
If you are interested in signing the petition, you may find it here.
Previously on EV Grieve:
The possibility that the Stage won't reopen on 2nd Avenue