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.