Two weeks after the explosion that rocked (in a not good way) the East Village, Jimmy’s No. 43 has reopened! We will have a full bar and limited kitchen menu this weekend (our go-to dishes: beef sliders, shishito peppers, cheese plates, fries). Our wifi and phones are still down, so we cannot accept credit cards and our ATM machine is offline. Reservations can be e-mailed. Otherwise, please bring cash to pay for food and drinks.
Ours is a historic block, and there are several famous references to this corner and our building:
- 41-43 E. Seventh is sometimes referred to as “the brewmuda triangle” both for the three craft beer bars (Standings and Burp Castle are above Jimmy’s No. 43 in the same building) and for our rich history in the NYC craft beer movement (Garrett Oliver used to meet with the homebrewers here back in the day)
- Many films have used this area of the city for shooting: Madonna shot Desperately Seeking Susan there in 1983
- Enz’s Vintage Store (also still trying to reopen) was the original punk rock shopping spot: Mick Jagger would go there; Vivienne Westwood’s designs were always a presence
A great many small businesses were impacted by this tragedy. In fact, Leonard Lopate interviewed us a couple weeks ago right after the blast (you can listen here) about the difficulties of being a small business owner when difficulties arise.
Mostly, we want to thank all the first responders and the many people who have shown support for us these past two weeks: FDNY, the Office of Emergency Management, NYC Small Business Services and all the patrons who we invite to come in and celebrate our re-opening (Standings and Burp Castle are reopening, as well).
Come drink with us and celebrate being back in business!