The three points of the East Village’s “Brewmuda Triangle,” Standings, Burp Castle and Jimmy’s No. 43, have all announced they are open tonight after a 15-day closure due to the Second Avenue gas explosion that destroyed three buildings, including the one right next to the three bars.
“It’s been a lot of work over the past week to get the bars back in shape,” said Gary Gillis, owner of Standings and Burp Castle. “We’re lucky,” he said, adding that while the Department of Buildings cleared 43 East 7th Street’s commercial spaces for re-entry, the evacuation order is still in effect for the residential apartments above.
“We want to thank all the first responders and the many people who have shown support for us these past two weeks: FDNY, the Office of Emergency Management, NYC Small Business Services and all the patrons who we invite to come in and celebrate our reopening,” said Jimmy Carbone, owner of Jimmy’s No. 43.
Jimmy’s No. 43 is reopening with a limited menu this weekend (Carbone said their go-to dishes are beef sliders, shishito peppers, cheese plates and fries). He added that the wireless internet and phones are still down, so the bar cannot accept credit cards, and the ATM machine is offline; he asked that customers please bring cash to pay for food and drinks.