EASTON, Pa. – The owners of a well-known restaurant in downtown Easton expect to reopen their restaurant this week after a plumbing issue forced it to temporarily close nine days ago.
Bayou Easton, a full-service restaurant that offers a creative take on classic New Orleans cuisine, temporarily closed Nov. 11 because of a clogged pipe, said co-owner Mo Taylor.
The incident caused minor flooding in the restaurant’s basement, but no major damage was caused, Taylor said.
Bayou Easton, a full-service restaurant offering a creative take on classic New Orleans cuisine, opened in 2017 at 64 Center Square in downtown Easton.
The plumbing issue, which also affected the upstairs units, was resolved by installing a new section of plumbing, Taylor said.
Bayou Easton at 64 Center Square is expected to reopen in the next few days following inspections by the city, Taylor said.
“The crew should be done with all the work today and then it’s just a matter of getting everything cleared by the city,” Taylor said. “In the worst case scenario, we will reopen next weekend. Best case scenario, we’ll reopen for dinner tomorrow.”
Taylor said the 10 units’ plumbing is connected to the restaurant’s plumbing, which feeds into a main line below the basement.
“We are doing general preventive maintenance, but we believe there has just been a buildup of sediment over time,” Taylor said.
“We look forward to reopening. The only advantage is that we didn’t have to cancel any private events.”
Featuring a full bar and two private party rooms, Bayou Easton opened in 2017 in a renovated space that previously housed Valenca Restaurant.
The restaurant is a second location of the successful Bayou: Southern Kitchen & Bar, which opened in 2014 on Hawthorne Road in Bethlehem.
Bayou Boys Hospitality Group, comprised of Taylor and his partners Cristian Duarte, Jerry Straub and Matt Weaver, also operates two locations of fast-casual cheesesteak restaurant Wiz Kidz in Bethlehem and Bethlehem Township, as well as a new food trailer.
The group also produces and sells its own pierogies under the Bayou Boys Pierogies brand.
Once Bayou Easton gets the green light to reopen, reservations will be accepted again through the restaurant reservation platform Resy, Taylor said.
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