Well, that was fast: La Esquina has already re-opened after being shuttered by the Department of Buildings on Monday. The restaurant’s PR rep just mailed this statement from the restaurant’s owners, Derek Sanders and James Gersten:
“The Department of Buildings (DOB) has conducted its site survey of La Esquina and has agreed that the restaurant has been and continues to be in compliance with New York City building codes. This is a final approval and the restaurant has resumed business, effective immediately.”
Georgette Fleischer is no doubt thrilled.