New York, NY (PRWEB) November 18, 2012
BLB issued a statement of support this week for the many restaurants undergoing clean up and renovations in the hopes of reopening their doors as soon as possible as many restaurant owners are realizing that limited services and even full closures could last weeks.
Two weeks after Hurricane Sandy slammed New York restaurants in some areas have been able to reopen with little or no damage but in other areas eateries are still in the cleaning process while some have been able to reopen, but without full services. Some owners are facing the reality of a completely destroyed establishment where every piece of equipment was ruined. Those in the industry have been using a bit of ingenuity, and lots of help from neighbors and friends, to operate on at least a partial basis, often carting in loads of ice to keep food and drinks cool while refrigeration units are down.
BLB recognizes the plight of the restaurant industry following the super-storm and applauds the efforts of many owners to open their doors and give weary neighbors a place to get together and enjoy a little company, relaxation and food. The possibilities of where to eat in New York have not been as limited as it could have been thanks to the determination of these owners and their staff.
Hurricane Sandy hit the Northeast at the end of October, knocking out power to millions and causing flooding in many areas. More than 100 people were killed as a result of the storm and hundreds of houses were destroyed, including an entire neighborhood wiped out by fire. Thousands of New Yorkers took to Twitter to document and share their stories and pictures of the storm and it's aftermath, including nightlife mogul Mark Birnbaum, who shared photos of the flooding on his street and garage.
As a result of Sandy many restaurants were forced to close their doors anywhere from two days to several weeks. Even without fully functioning kitchens many restaurants have been able to open their doors in a limited capacity while repairs take place. Many more eateries face prolonged closures due to excessive damage, but are working hard to open their doors as soon as possible.
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