[EVG photo from Saturday]
Some very good news yesterday for B&H Dairy, the 73-year-old diner that has been closed since the deadly Second Avenue gas explosion on March 26.
After a number of unexpected setbacks and upgrades and inspection bureaucracy, the Department of Buildings approved all the recent work yesterday here at 127 Second Ave. between East Seventh Street and St. Mark's Place.
Next steps? From the B&H Facebook page:
Gas should be turned on early [this coming] week and then they stock and get cooking. We will announce an opening date soon – could be as soon as a week.
And here is the reaction from owners Fawzy Abdelwahed and Ola Smigielsk upon passing the inspection …
[Image via Facebook]
Meanwhile, a crowdfunding campaign continues for B&H. The current fundraiser is to help pay for the new exhaust system, a gas line upgrade, three months of employee wages, rent, taxes, utilities as well as food to stock the restaurant kitchen. You can find more details here at YouCaring.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Progress and frustration at B&H Dairy