Photos by Stacie Joy
After a 7-week encore, Mermaid Inn has gone dark once again on Second Avenue — until the spring.
The East Village location has been removed from the Mermaid Inn Instagram account... and reservations are no longer available here between Fifth Street and Sixth Street. A spokesperson for Mermaid Inn said this outpost is "closing for the winter" and will reopen in April.
EVG contributor Stacie Joy took these photos at the space yesterday... as the restaurant reopened for business on Sept. 8. In the comments on previous posts, residents cheered on its return.
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.
Meanwhile, a big outpost is opening soon on Times Square.