Caracas Arepa Bar has been closed of late … DNAinfo has the story about what's going on here at 93 1/2 E. Seventh St. between Avenue A and First Avenue.
The Venezuelan restaurant closed on Aug. 8 after workers smelled gas. Employees promptly called the FDNY and Con Ed.
As for the extended closure, Vanessa Maldonado, operations manager for the Caracas chainlet, blamed the plumbing company that they hired to fix the problem, per DNAinfo.
To the article:
[A]fter spending two days fixing a gas pipe, the company waited a week to file the necessary paperwork for a Con Ed inspection, all the while assuring the restaurant it was submitted, Maldonado said. Roto-Rooter also avoided her questions, she said.
“All the time they were lying to us, telling us that the papers were in, the papers are here, the person who has the papers is not here,” she said.
“It has been all this unclarity,” she said. “It has been very, very vague and confusing.”
Con Ed is due to inspect the restaurant this Wednesday.
And there is a sign up for Con Ed's arrival…
There isn't any mention of the temporary closure on the Caracas website or social media properties. There is a sign up for patrons…
As the sign says, Caracas To Go is open two doors away…
This is just sad on all levels....
I still say Con Ed needs to set up a separate plumbing division that does nothing but gas work in the city. Private plumbers should not be allowed anywhere near pipes, too many of them are hacks who don't know what they're doing or are willing to cut corners.
"Caracas Arepa Bar remains closed due to gas issues"
And the neighborhood has become so staid that the headline didn't generate a single fart joke. Sigh.
@DrGecko, haaaaa! Totally missed that!
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