Dear Friends & Neighbors,
There has never been a more critical time to care for others in our community. With so many different needs and various ways to help, there is no one right answer.
As a small business owner who has always invested in my community, I feel an obligation to the over 200 employees on my payroll and the hundreds of lives who rely on them at home. Do we stay open to save their livelihoods, or do we shutter everything so all stay safely at home?
I need to strike the right balance between keeping my teams and customers healthy, while also using my businesses as a way to help those who have real, everyday, basic needs. If I close my doors I shut off the power to help. Currently, we have managed to keep Wilde and Lady Gregory’s open, we hope to reopen Octavio this week and we are working on a plan to try and get LG’s Bar reopened as soon as we can.
My managers and I chose to try and stay operating to make our restaurants a place for good, as long as we can do so safely and in a way that is sustainable. There isn’t enough business to keep all 200 people employed. So, the management team and I, with the help of a small team of employees, are working to generate income and buy necessities for the whole team.
The health and safety of our customers and team members are at the center in everything we do. You can learn more about our enhanced health measures.
Thank you for your continued support, and more importantly, thank you for helping make our restaurants a conduit of good in the community.