Photo by Carol from East 5th Street
Signage is up now about the reopening of the Mermaid Inn on Second Avenue.
Aside from announcing the return, the signage serves as an employment ad for recruiting staff at this outpost between Fifth Street and Sixth Street.
No word on an opening date just yet. (Local 92 next door will then no longer be able to use the sidewalk space outside Mermaid Inn.)
Mermaid Inn closed here during the pandemic. Co-owner Daniel Abrams and partner Cindy Smith decided to shut down the seafood restaurant in the wake of failed attempts to reach a workable rent deal, Eater reported at the time.
There were later issues with a stringent State Liquor Authority that was delaying the reopening.
The Mermaid Inn arrived in the East Village back in 2003. There are also locations in Greenwich Village, Chelsea and the Upper West Side... with Mermaid Mexicana opening in the spring on MacDougal Street.
They make a great egg sandwich. I look forward to their return.
This is how it should always go down. Landlord refuses to work with you on the rent. You walk away. You break them. They decide maybe negotiating a fair deal isn't so bad after all.
Glad to hear! A welcome return to a consistent favorite (along with Via Della Pace) in a neighborhood I don’t recognize much dining wise.
Well said BagelGuy! I couldn't agree more...
Looking forward to their reopening-best raw oysters during happy hour!
@DaHo What don’t you recognize? The neighborhood has an incredible range of dining options.
@11:04: Uh, familiar places ... like Mermaid Inn, Via della Pace, etc.!
Yessss. Can't beat their happy hour deals! Their Greenwich village location is always too packed and the EV crowd was always better. Can't wait to go back.
Please lower the price of your so called Lobster Roll.
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