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Virage Mediterranean Bar and Grille

  1. East Village
  2. 118 2nd Ave
  3. Manager: Jordan

"We gave our inventory that was still safe to eat to the landlord and neighbors"

We lost all of our inventory—dairy, meat, veggies. We came back on Wednesday after the storm and gave away our inventory that was still safe to eat to the landlord and neighbors. We were lucky that the building wasn't affected. Our landlord is amazing--during the storm he was cleaning the gutters and roof to ensure that we were safe.

We opened back up but it’s still been difficult for our workers. Transportation is limited and they don’t live in the neighborhood so they are either paying for expensive cab rides or riding their bikes in. Payroll has been delayed for at least a week, but our waitstaff has lost money from tips in the past week.

We need customers to enjoy our hospitality at Virage. We need people to come back because we don’t know the impact the past week is going to make on our balance sheet. We’ve submitted our losses to our insurance but it will be some time until we see what we get back.