By David BrinThe power outage that shut down the elevator at 11 Eleven Pizza on Saturday afternoon is one of the longest in the history of the restaurant, which is a long way from the days of the World Trade Center towers.
The restaurant, one of a few in New York City with the capacity to accommodate more than 100 people, has had a power surge and other issues in the past, but it’s not been as bad as the one that shut it down last week.
On Friday night, the restaurant experienced a problem with a circuit breaker that could have damaged the electrical system and caused the elevator to malfunction.
When it did, employees were told to take it easy for the next 24 hours, the company told Business Insider.
On Saturday, it was reported that the elevator was back up and running.
The outage affected about 2,000 customers and the restaurant was reopened at 1:30 p.m.
The power was restored by the time the restaurant reopened at 2:15 p.b. on Sunday.
The owners of the company said the elevator is safe.
It’s not clear what caused the power surge, but a spokesperson told Business News Today that the company was working with a company that runs the elevator company to try to figure out what caused it.
The elevator operator is still working to restore service to the entire building, the spokesperson said.
It remains unclear if there will be any additional problems for the rest of the day, though some customers were able to leave the restaurant on Sunday afternoon.