Atlantic Avenue Businesses: Impacts from Superstorm Sandy

Although thankfully no business within the Atlantic Avenue BID was physically impacted by Superstorm Sandy, several businesses were impacted with other facilities or locations suffering damage and loss.

Mile End Deli – 97A Hoyt Street:

Noah Bernamoff, owner of Mile End, wrote that “Our facility was filled with over 4 feet of water and the surge that pushed through the space toppled everything in its path. All the curing, smoking, pickling and baking for our restaurants was performed in this kitchen, and along with the loss of inventory and equipment we are now facing a restructuring of our food production processes. We are working with friends and trusted purveyors to identify smokehouse alternatives and source ingredients that were previously prepared in-house.” Noah and his team are now engaged in the general humanitarian and rebuilding efforts in Red Hook.

Governor, the sister restaurant of Colonie NYC – 127 Atlantic Avenue:

Colonie owners Tamer Hamawi, Emelie Kihlstrom and Elise Rosenberg write “On October 29th, the restaurant incurred catastrophic damage from Hurricane Sandy. The flood levels rose over four feet, wiping out our flooring, equipment, refrigeration, tables & chairs, and our food and beverage inventory. We are looking at several months of closure, putting our 35 employees out of work. The team is committed to rebuilding and reopening stronger than ever, but we need financial support to get there. ”
The Colonie team believes it needs $150,000 to get back open. They have started a “Go Fund Me” site to raise funds for rebuilding: http://www.gofundme.com/1g1e4k.

At least two other business owners experience extensive damage to their homes including the owners of Circa Antiques and The Brazen Head.

Many other businesses were affected by the loss of power last week, particularly those with a location in Manhattan including: the Waterfront Ale House; Brooklyn Industries; Callalilai; GirlCat; Malia Mills; Meg; Steven Alan; and Parlor Hair Salon.

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