Stop Work Order at 26 Avenue B, Croxley Ales Closed Til Further Notice

4:16:134Mel Bailey 26 Avenue B

The construction site at 26 Avenue B was slapped with a Stop Work Order yesterday after a Department of Buildings inspector determined that excavation at the site undermined an adjoining building’s foundation. A five-story apartment building next to the site, at 28 Avenue B, was evacuated yesterday after large cracks appeared in the walls.

Chris McCabe — a lawyer representing Gail Weinsten, the owner of 28 Avenue B — said he was hired “immediately after she received the first tenant’s call” on Monday. He insisted that the instability occurred because workers excavating at 26 Avenue B, where a six-story building is expected to rise, “didn’t do it right.” Mr. McCabe couldn’t say when exactly 28 Avenue B, home to Croxley Ales, would be inhabitable again but said his client was willing to do whatever was necessary to make it happen.

4:16:133Mel Bailey

Croxley Ales announced on Facebook that it would be closed until further notice “due to neighboring construction,” prompting followers to respond: “This sux I was just thinking about wings!!!!!” and “I went last night after working out at the gym, and was sorely disappointed to see the gates shuttered.”

David Seid, listed on D.O.B. filings as an agent to 26 Avenue B Realty Corp., was not immediately available for comment.