Theater District favorite Joe Allen reopens after COVID shutdown

NEW YORK — “This December I will have been working at Joe Allen for 10 years,” says waiter KC Comeaux.

“I started here as a waiter in 1998. I didn’t know anything about Broadway,” adds Mary Hattman.

Twenty-three years and a whole lot of Broadway later, Mary is now the general manager of Joe Allen, the Restaurant Row mainstay. This last year and a half has been incredibly difficult on the restaurant industry, especially for establishments in the Theater District who are missing their usual theatergoing audience.

“When the shutdown happened, that weekend all the reservation just plummeted,” says Comeaux. “Like there’s a lot of cancellations, especially since, you know, Broadway was closed. But

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