Thursday, July 28, 2016
Empire Biscuit appears to be toast on Avenue A
The rather chipper "peelin' potatoes" signage on a paper plate has remained up in the papered-over Empire Biscuit window since early March.
The quick-serve biscuiteers at 198 Avenue A between 12th Street and 13th Street have only been open a few days this year... dating back to January when ownership announced reduced hours.
Empire Biscuit owner Jonathan Price told us that they would reopen in March after doing some maintenance work. That never happened. (The reopening — not sure about the maintenance.)
The storefront remains dormant... on July 1, a reader thought that the space had been emptied out...
...but it was a false alarm...
And now, a summons appeared on the front door yesterday (but dated from May) ... from the Civil Court of the City of New York ... looks as if the plaintiff, City Waste Services of New York, is looking to collect a debt...
[Photo via @urbanmyths]
...apparently there was legalese from Con Ed on the door last week.
Empire Biscuit opened in the fall of 2013.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Incoming Empire Biscuit on Avenue A launches Kickstarter campaign (122 comments)
Report: Empire Biscuit opens today (65 comments)