Updated 8/10: Pete's reopens today at 4 p.m.
From just outside the usual coverage zone ... an EVG Irving Place correspondent reports signs of life at old-timer Pete's Tavern.
In the past two weeks, help-wanted signs for wait and kitchen staff have arrived on the restaurant's front door here on Irving Place and 18th Street. In addition, three smallish curbside dining spaces were erected this past week...
According to one published report, an employee died from COVID-19 in the spring of 2020 and three others tested positive.
So far, Pete's has not posted a reopening date on its website or social media properties.