Monday, November 14, 2016
McSorley's is back open this afternoon
[Owner Matthew Maher]
After filing the necessary paperwork and passing a follow-up inspection with the Department of Health, McSorley's was getting to reopen its doors this afternoon.
Owner Matthew Maher was out front around 4 with a small group of patrons waiting for the doors to reopen here on Seventh Street near Cooper Square... EVG correspondent Steven, who shared these photos, said they were expecting to be back open by 4:30...
[Owner Matthew Maher's daughter Teresa with Mike the bartender]
As we first reported on Thursday, the DOH temporarily closed McSorley's following an inspection on Wednesday.
The bar, said to open in 1854, has had A grades from the DOH in previous years. This time around, though, inspectors found evidence of rats/mice in the basement, according to the inspection report.
Maher blamed the never-ending Cooper Square reconstruction for the presence of the critters after work was done in the building's basement.
The doors reopened...
...and Mike serves the first beers...