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Dallas BBQ Reopens on St. Mark's After Two Month Closure to Fix Gas Lines

The giant al fresco space on Second Avenue is back.

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After a two month-long shutter, Dallas BBQ reopened its East Village location on Friday with its heavily sauced smoked meats and large Second Avenue al fresco area. The team was forced to close back in June when Con Ed shut off the gas for the entire buildingjust three months after the nearby Second Avenue explosion, which was caused by a gas leak. An owner of Dallas BBQ, at the time of the close, said that the shutter was "the result of a scheduled inspection not a dangerous leak or emergency." Still, a two month repair process points to some serious problems that needed to be fixed.

The chain has had a rough year so far. A gay couple was attacked at the Chelsea location on Cinco de Mayo and few weeks after, a woman was hit in the head during a fight at the same outpost.

Now that the East Village outpost is open again, expect the corner of St. Mark's and Second Avenue to be busy, the team has even put beach balls at tables so guests can bounce them around during meals. Hopefully, they won't end up in a plate of ribs.

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