The signage arrived in May. (All these photos are from late last week.)they'd be open very soon.
By late August/early September, there were issues with permits — as in waiting for the city, Con Ed, etc., to approve them. A PE rep then told The Village Sun then that this outpost wouldn't open until the first quarter of 2023. (One tipster told us that management here was very late in turning in the necessary paperwork for the various licenses, etc.)
In any event, the PE still looks ready for action, ... though this location still hasn't appeared on the PE website ... and we still receive a lot of queries about the status of the space...
As for this storefront, an AT&T store was here for a few months... taking over for the Vitamin Shoppe.
Panda Express launched in California in 1983 ... with more than 2,000 locations today ... with a handful around NYC.