B&H Dairy Hopes to Reopen on 2nd Avenue in 10 Days

Posted on: July 21st, 2015 at 5:16 am by

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Fingers crossed …

B&H Dairy announced yesterday afternoon that they hope to reopen at 127 Second Avenue in ten days. Inspectors are finally getting through.

“The fire chief has given B&H the green light to open,” notes an official Facebook post from owners Fawzy Abdelwahed and Ola Smigielska. The next steps are to patch the ceiling where the new exhaust system was installed, and to have DOB and Con Edison turn on the gas again.

According to additional comments on the Facebook announcement, there is also a “grand reopening” planned a week from relaunch.

B&H has been closed ever since an explosion in the tenements next door rocked the East Village block. While not affected by the fire itself, the 73-year-old treasure was forced to remain on the sidelines. During the hiatus, B&H installed a mandatory fire sprinkler system at a cost of $28,000. To cover these unforeseen expenses, plus being out of commission for four months, the dairy restaurant continues to raise money through crowdfunding campaigns.

Here’s to a speedy recovery!

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