Saturday, November 28, 2015
Gas work in building temporarily shuts down Hot Kitchen on 2nd Avenue
Hot Kitchen, the Sichuan restaurant at 104 Second Ave. near East Sixth Street, has been closed this past week.
EVG correspondent Steven passes along a photo of the signage on Hot Kitchen's front door...
The note explains that ConEd has shut off the restaurant's meter "due to the work [the] landlord is doing to the building main gas piping."
The note also says they hope it will take a week or less to compete the repairs. That seems awfully optimistic given how long it has taken gas service to return to other East Village restaurants, such as Second Avenue neighbor B&H Dairy. On Avenue A and St. Mark's Place, Nino's and Yoshi Sushi have been closed for five weeks now due to a gas issue in its building.
And of course, Hot Kitchen sits nearly directly across the Avenue from the site of the deadly gas explosion this past March 26.