Food Cellar has been a sore topic for Court Square residents. When the original project was announced in 2013, the target opening date was the summer of 2014.1 We all know that date has long come and gone. Construction on the project didn’t start until late 2014, and appeared to wrap up in August 2015, with the grocer posting help wanted signs on the building.2 But here we are in mid-October now, and Food Cellar still hasn’t opened yet.
Multiple sources with knowledge of the situation have told The Court Square Blog that the only thing preventing Food Cellar from opening is ConEd turning on the power. But the same sources told us that they’ve been waiting for more than a month now. This was confirmed by a tweet from Food Cellar to an (understandably) frustrated and angry resident earlier in the week.
@lptexpat Still waiting for ConEd to inspect and install the gas meter. We are impatiently waiting as well.
— Foodcellar & Co. (@foodcellar) October 5, 2015
When will Food Cellar open? At this point, would anyone be surprised if it was in 2016? Sadly, the answer is probably not.