As we first noted last October, a group of hospitality veterans were appearing before Community Board 3's SLA committee to discuss their speakeasy, Sincerely, Ophelia, and restaurant, Chicken & the Egg, for the space.
During the day, Chicken & the Egg will sell a variety of fried chicken sandwiches, fries and salads... with the bar opening for evening service.
You can check out @chickenandtheeggnyc on Instagram for ongoing updates. (The restaurant's Insta account has this description: "Best Chicken Sandwich Shack in the East Village.")
The previous tenant at 221 Second Ave., the 11-year-old Bay-Area sports bar Finnerty's, never reopened after the PAUSE of March 2020.
Thanks to Steven for the photo!