In early December, Beatriz Gutierrez decided to reopen her popular sandwich shop/market for weekend-only service at 168 Avenue B between 10th Street and 11th Street. It was done by the end of January.
This past week, the smaller for-rent sign on the storefront was joined by a much-larger banner.
Barnyard closed in October after Gutierrez could not find someone to helm her kitchen. Her longtime cook, who lost a brother during the pandemic, left to be with his family in Mexico.
Barnyard Cheese Shop's companion business next door, Brix Wines, remains open.