CHINATOWN— Red Egg, the new Chinese-Peruvian spot set to soft open for lunch at 202 Centre Street yesterday, is delaying its debut indefinitely. The news is a big disappointment for them sure, but it's also the second case today of bad landlord versus sympathetic restaurant owner. Red Egg's Darren Wan, who already gained community approval for his liquor license, explains:
"I wanted to let you know that this past Monday, I was prepared to start my soft opening (lunch service only) but had to postpone it indefinitely because the Building Owner/Landlord was careless and did not follow up on a building violation they received. Therefore, on Monday morning, the Department of Buildings (NY) came by and issued a ‘Vacate Order’ on the entire building. Obviously, I am very disappointed but hope the Building Owner can resolve this matter expeditiously so that I can begin serving the public."All you lovers of Latin-influenced dim-sum will have to make alternate lunch plans. We hear Little Owl's open.
· First Word: Red Egg Green Lit [~E~]
· Plywood: Red Egg [~E~]