Hot Clay Oven Plans To Reopen In 2013; Other Lunch Spots Open Now

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A string of restaurants on the bottom part of Maiden Lane between Gold St. and Water St. remain closed after being flooded more than a month ago during the hurricane. When I walked down the strip yesterday, little had changed from a week ago except that Chipotle had reopened and was absolutely packed. There was work being done behind papered up windows at Potbelly, but otherwise, your favorite lunch spots remained dark with no signs of renovation.

Hot Clay Oven also remains shuttered due to massive flood damage, and a lack of power and gas, but there’s word about when they’ll reopen. You’ll also find some updates on other places that are now open or truck’s that have relocated, after the jump.

According to an e-mail sent out to customers earlier this week, the Indian fast food spot Hot Clay Oven is hoping to reopen in January with “renewed offerings and look.” I’m not sure how this will differ from their assembly line naan wraps and rice bowls, but we’ll find out!

In other news, Nio’s Trinidad Roti truck was spotted on Beaver St. at Broadway after being displaced from Water btw. Pine & Maiden Lane due to all of the recovery vehicles parked there. The Chipotle at Maiden Lane & Pearl was open yesterday – I’m guessing they missed the worst of the flooding due to being raised up off street level – and we just got word that Yushi around the corner on Pearl St. off of Maiden is reopening today. Bombay’s on Pearl St. btw. Broad & Coenties Slip is also open although its neighbors on the same block remained shuttered.

If you know of other places that have reopened in the past week, tell us in the comments.



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