After Closing For “Operating Illegally,” Vanessa’s Is Back Open

09/24/2013 10:44 AM |


Well, this has been a roller coaster. After abruptly shuttering last week under vague charges of “operating illegally,” Williamsburg’s location of Vanessa’s Dumplings is back in action, Eater reports.


According to the restaurant’s Twitter feed, the issue was a dispute over their outdoor tables (a hotly contested issue in the neighborhood), and whether or not the space they occupied constitutes public or private property. Which makes enough sense, but really, as long as we still have access to 50¢ sesame pancakes, we’d be more than happy to just eat them inside.

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One Comment

  • Stupid NIMBY neighbors have to go and ruin a good thing. Think this has anything to do with the fact that the place is surrounded by a bunch of new luxury condos? Due to the cheap prices, this place was popular with street kids and gutter punks. I’m sure these yuppie assholes just didn’t like seeing these “undesirables” around.