Black Crescent Reopens on Clinton Street Tomorrow After More than a Year Sidelined by Fire

Posted on: February 26th, 2016 at 5:12 am by
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​The waiting is over. Black Crescent makes its triumphant return to 76 Clinton Street tomorrow evening. The announcement came earlier this week.

It’s certainly a long time coming; if you’re keeping score at home, that’s more than a year of suffering from a basement blaze.

So, having spent more time sidelined by fire than in business serving seafood, the reopening is likely relief for the owners. The last year and change was dedicated not only to rebuilding, but in securing inspections and approvals from various city agencies to reopen. “We had already been inspected and approved by Con Ed to have our gas turned on but then that explosion on 2nd Ave happened and they sent everyone back to DOB. [This process is] more of a nightmare than the fire was, honestly,” co-owner Michael Reynolds told us in frustration last year.

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Photo: Black Crescent Instagram

Black Crescent opened at 76 Clinton Street in December 2013. Fire sparked in January 2015. The location was previously home to Alias Restaurant, which served the neighborhood for more than a decade. Much of the painted facade (from Across the Universe) is still intact. Save for a graffiti tag or two.

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