Red Egg Gets Red Light From Buildings Department

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The rendering, at least, is fit for habitation.Rendering courtesy of Openshop Studio.

Soon after we brought you first word on Chinese-Peruvian dim-sum spot Red Egg, Urbandaddy chipped in with promises of eighty-eight light bulbs hanging from the ceiling. Now owner Darren Wan e-mails to let us know that instead of opening for lunch service this Monday as planned, he’s been shut out of his own restaurant.

“The building owner/landlord was careless and did not follow up on a building violation they received,” Wan writes. “Therefore, on Monday morning, the Department of Buildings (NY) came by and issued a ‘vacate order’ on the entire building.” Wan hopes the matter will be resolved soon, but, in the meantime, those eighty-eight light bulbs remain dark.

Earlier: Coming Soon: Chinese-Latin Dim Sum and Another Frederick's