Despite a glitzy declaration of their grand opening on Monday (to blame: Cutlets), above is the scene at American Grill, the eventually-24/7 diner entry replacing Keiv, at this time. A tipster files from Second Avenue and 7th Street, with plenty of neighborhood attitude:
Attached please find a sign posted at the American Grill which is located in the old Kiev space on 2nd Avenue and 7th Street. "Due to a water main replacement... we will have a grand reopening as soon as this issue is resolved." It seems that a water main problem has forced them to close for an unspecified period of time. I live on the block, and we have indeed experienced water outages both Sunday and Monday nights.In the shadows, the Deathwatch Committee raises a collective eye brow.
If this establishment were within sight of McSorley's at the other end of the block, these guys might stand a chance -- Bounce Douche isn't going to bring enough drunk frat boys jonesin' for mediocre pancakes to save these folks. Paging David Chang's real estate broker.